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Stabbing suspect surrenders with attorney, family by side
By Maria Miller
-- Johnstown police are breathing a sigh of relief as the man wanted on charges of stabbing his girlfriend to death in early August turned himself in over the weekend.
It's a story 6 News has been closely following for the past two weeks as local and state police departments as well as agencies across the east coast have been searching extensively for Demetrius Gibson.
There are still many unanswered questions in the case. Many people are wondering where he was hiding and who might have been helping him.
Tuesday marks two weeks since Elizabeth Miller was stabbed and killed at the Dollar Car Wash in Moxham and two weeks since Johnstown police began their hunt for Gibson.
"Ever since the incident we've been actively searching for him," said Johnstown Police Chief Craig Foust. "We've been reaching out to other departments basically up and down the East Coast after receiving rumors of where he might be."
Police said Gibson walked himself into headquarters and surrendered with his family and an attorney by his side late Saturday night.
"He just desired not to talk to us at this point, which is fine," said Foust. "He has his right to do that."
Police said they're still not sure where Gibson was hiding but they don't believe his family was involved.
"Obviously our priority now is the homicide investigation and as time permits, we'll be able to look into more of anybody who may given him assistance," said Foust. "At this time there's nothing to indicate that that would be family members or whatever, but obviously he was living some place, so we'll check into that."
In the meantime, Miller's friends and family continue to meet at the car wash where she died, holding vigil and leaving mementos. While it doesn't bring her back, they say they're relieved Gibson is now in jai, a sentiment shared by police.
"Thankfully, no matter how, whether we caught him or he turned himself in, the results are the same," said Foust. "We're just happy he's in custody at this point."
Gibson will remain in jail without bond until his preliminary hearing which has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday.