They got him! Murder suspect Austin Stryker arrested in Pittsburgh


Austin Stryker

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Austin Todd Stryker, the man accused of killing 21-year-old Hannah Bender was arrested at 1 a.m. today (Oct. 2) in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said they received a tip about Stryker’s whereabouts and passed it along to U.S. Marshals and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. No other details of the arrest are available at this hour.

Bender’s mother Carol Gilreath last saw her daughter on Sept. 14 and reported her missing on Sept. 19. Authorities found her body in a ravine near Parks Road in Forysth County five days later.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Stryker’s fiancee Elizabeth Brooke Donaldson in Dawson County. According to court records, she is charged with tampering with evidence. Her bond was set at $5,200.

Dawson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jerry Harper, 78, Friday. He is charged with concealment of a body and tampering with evidence.

Two other men — Isaac Huff, 18, and Dylan Patrick Reid, 19, were arrested Tuesday in Dawsonville. They are charged with concealing the death of another.

Stryker’s fiancee, Elizabeth Donaldson, and another man, Jerry Harper, were arrested last week.

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  1. LJH October 2, 2019 at 10:50 am

    This just breaks our hearts, Hanna’s death has hit close to home for myself having a daughter around her age, this could be any of us. I am thrilled to see the arrests and hope the Authorities get them all that is involved. Social media has brought the good in people and the bad in people in our county please think of the parents of this young lady and what there going threw. Our deepest sympathy sent.

    • Bill Johnson October 3, 2019 at 3:42 am

      Thank you for your comments and thank you for reading Fetch Your News.

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