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Man wanted for Johnstown homicide surrenders

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Johnstown Police confirmed that Demetrius Gibson turned himself into police before midnight on Saturday.

Police said he is the man wanted for stabbing and killing Elizabeth Miller in a carwash parking lot in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

It happened just before 5 a.m. at the Dollar Car Wash along Bridge Street on August 6.

Police said Gibson is the victim's estranged boyfriend, and he allegedly stabbed her with a knife and took off.  Ever since, Gibson was the subject of a manhunt in the Johnstown area.

Police said he turned himself in Saturday night with representation.

Police said this case stemmed from domestic abuse.  They said they have witnesses, namely Millers brother, who was with her and even tried pulling her out of the vehicle before she was stabbed.   Afterward, police said Gibson took Miller's Blazer and drove off.  It was found a short time later at the top of Forest Avenue

Miller, 21, is from of Tire Hill.

"We'll never forget Liz. She was a beautiful person and we loved her to death and going miss her always, but we can't even begin to put this behind us until he's caught, Millers mother said in an interview with 6 News last week.

"She was taken from us way too early. She had so much to live for."

Her mother said the relationship started just months before. "April 13th, I think it was, but they had been seeing each other for about a month before they officially got together.

Stay with 6 News and for updates as they become available.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times