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Arrest warrants issued in Akron double homicide

Beacon Journal staff report

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Akron police are investigating the stabbing deaths of two men found in an apartment on South Rose Boulevard.

The men, ages 53 and 20, were found with fatal stab wounds after officers were called to the apartment building at 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Later Wednesday, police issued aggravated murder warrants for Robert Pitts Jr., 19, who reportedly had been living on the same street for the past couple of weeks.

Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call 330-375-2490. Callers can remain anonymous.

Akron police said they went to the apartment in response to a request to check on the welfare of the residents. They entered an unlocked door and found the bodies inside.

One of the victim’s vehicles, a black 2006 Jeep Liberty, was missing. It later was located in Ashtabula.

The identities of the victims have not been released pending notification of relatives.

Autopsies were to be conducted Wednesday at the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The incident is the third reported multiple homicide in Summit County in 2013. A couple was murdered in their New Franklin home in early April and four people were found shot to death in the Chapel Hill Mall area in Akron in late April.


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