UPDATE 7:03 P.M. October 10, 2017: After consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Matthew Darby. His charges include homicide, burglary, flight to avoid apprehension, possession of instruments of crime, and theft. The investigation is ongoing as Detectives continue to search for evidence and to located Darby.
UPDATE 4:30 P.M. October 9, 2017: The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is aware of the Protection From Abuse order that was filed by the victim against her former boyfriend, 21-year-old Matthew Darby. It was filed as a result of his breaking into her Cable Place apartment on September 20, 2017. He was arrested on September 26 on those charges. At this point in the investigation, he has not been charged in the homicide. Detectives are asking for the public's assistance with locating Mr. Darby. Please call the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7800.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBURGH, PA – At 8:56 a.m. Sunday, October 8, Paramedics and Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of Cable Place in Oakland for a report that a female was found unresponsive. Upon arrival, officers discovered the 20-year-old female on the second floor of the residence. Paramedics pronounced her deceased at the scene from blunt force trauma.
"We do not believe at this time that this was a random act of violence. There is no continued threat to Oakland residents and the university communities. However, releasing additional details at this time could be detrimental to the investigation. As with each homicide investigation, our primary interest is collecting sufficient evidence that can be successfully used in a court of law. I encourage anyone with information that could be helpful to call police headquarters and speak to a Violent Crime Unit Detective," says PBP Chief Scott Schubert.
The Violent Crime Unit can be reached by calling 412-323-7800.