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A. DeWade Langley 

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


 01/13/09                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Suspect Identified in Multiple Murders in El Reno

El Reno Police and OSBI have identified a suspect in the multiple murders discovered Monday afternoon at the Elizabeth Place Apartments in El Reno. Investigators are searching for Joshua Steven Durcho (dob 2-21-83). Durcho has multiple tattoos on his body including one on the back of his neck. Agents believe he is driving the victim’s 1989 white Ford Thunderbird which has front end damage. The Oklahoma vehicle tag number reads WRQ-590.

Twenty-five-year-old Summer Garas and her four young children were found dead inside their El Reno apartment at about 4 p.m. Monday. El Reno police called in the OSBI for assistance in this case. OSBI is not releasing the cause/manner of death pending the outcome of the autopsies.

The children’s names and ages are as follows:
Kirsten Rust, 7-year-old female
Autumn Rust, 6-year-old female
Teagin Rust, 4-year-old male
Evynn Garas, 3-year-old female

If anyone spots Durcho or the vehicle, please call either the OSBI hotline at 1-800-522-8017 or the El Reno Police Department at 405-262-6941.