A WOMAN was allegedly stabbed to death by a Facebook Marketplace seller after a row over the price of his fridge.
Denise Williams, 54, was found dead inside 26-year-old Joshua Gorgone’s apartment after heading there to check out a refrigerator she hoped to buy for her boyfriend as a gift.
During a press conference held on Wednesday morning, authorities said Williams was found with multiple stab wounds on Tuesday in Gorgone’s apartment in Geistown, Pennsylvania.
Police tracked Williams’ phone and received furt information from a Facebook account provided by her family, WJAC TV reported.
Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees said an autopsy had confirmed Williams had died from major blood loss caused by the stab wounds.
“She did put up one heck of a fight,” he said.
“This was a violent death that she sustained.”
Joshua Gorgone, 26, was allegedly arrested later that day, and had reportedly been charged with criminal homicide.
He had confessed to killing Williams with a kitchen knife, after arguing with her over the price of the refrigerator, police said.
Geistown Borough Police Chief Nicholas Zakucia said the crime scene was a “tough scene” for the officers.
“When you lose someone like this or have incidents of this nature, it’s a shock to us all,” he said.
Gorgone was now being held without bail at Cambria County Prison.
He was due in court on April 14.
Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer issued a warning to people looking to buy items through platforms like Facebook marketplace.
“Use caution when you’re dealing with anyone or anything involving purchasing something through the internet, meeting up with someone,” he said
“Don’t go alone.
“Don’t invite someone to your house alone to look at something.
“Always have someone with you or if possible, meet in a public or well-lit place.”
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