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Woman reportedly violently killed while trying to buy fridge from Facebook Marketplace

Denise Williams was reportedly going to give the fridge to her boyfriend as a gift.


Eilish O'Sullivan


Published Apr 8, 2021   Updated Apr 9, 2021, 10:10 am CDT

A 54-year-old woman in Pennsylvania was reportedly stabbed to death while trying to purchase a refrigerator from Facebook Marketplace.

According to People, Denise Williams met 26-year-old Joshua Gorgone on Facebook Marketplace with the intent to purchase a fridge from him. She was reportedly going to buy the fridge as a gift for her boyfriend.

Williams reportedly told family members she was going to look at the fridge at the seller’s apartment on Monday. She was reported missing by relatives that night, investigators reportedly said during a Wednesday press conference. Detectives were reportedly led to Williams’ body through her phone data and Facebook messages. They found Williams’ body with multiple stab wounds at Gorgone’s apartment on Tuesday, according to WJAC.

Gorgone was reportedly arrested and charged with criminal homicide on Tuesday.

Gorgone said he stabbed Williams with a kitchen knife after the two got into an argument over the asking price of the fridge, according to charging documents reviewed by WJAC.

Williams’ body reportedly sustained defensive wounds, indicating she fought for her life.

“She did put up one heck of a fight,” Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees told reporters during the press conference. “This was a violent death that she sustained.”

Gorgone is reportedly being held without bail and is slated to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 14.

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*First Published: Apr 8, 2021, 6:43 pm CDT