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Goldsboro police arrest suspect in Pittsburgh teen's slaying

Posted July 16, 2010

— Goldsboro police on Wednesday arrested a convicted rapist wanted in the slaying of a 14-year-old girl whose body was dumped outside a Pittsburgh high school.

Pittsburgh police were seeking Tushon Brown, 35, in connection with the stabbing death of Lauren Deis. Her body was found in a dumpster at a high school on July 7.

Pennsylvania authorities alerted Goldsboro police on Wednesday that Brown might be in the city. Goldsboro police found Brown 526 E. Ash St. and arrested him without incident. He was placed the Wayne County Jail without bond, awaiting extradition.

Pittsburgh police have charged Brown with criminal homicide, statutory sexual assault, failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

KDKA, a CBS News affiliate in Pittsburgh, reports that Brown admitted to meeting Deis by chance and bringing the girl home for sex. He told investigators that she got angry at him and he stabbed her to death in self-defense.

The National Sex Offender registry shows that Brown was convicted of rape in an October 2002 incident.

Sources told KDVA that Brown's wife discovered the crime scene at the home where she and her three children also live. Neighbors said that the couple had gotten married this spring, and she was unaware of his criminal past.


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  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 16, 2010

    I think that I have even seen this guy in Larry's Gym in Goldsboro, & cops go in there all the time, they have Goldsboro Police that goes in there, Sheirff's dept from Goldsboro & other areas, LaGrange police officers, Mount Olive Police, State troopers, & even investigators from all different kinds of dept. in all kinds of fields. There are all kinds of rapist there, including drug dealers, they even deal drugs there, & sell products that were taking off the market, & sell pills individually, & my daughter went there & when she got back she was messed up & wasn't herself, so I went to go look around, & I told her to stay away.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 16, 2010

    I know he done it to more than just than one girl, I think he has done it so much that I can't count.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 16, 2010

    He needs the death penalty.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 16, 2010

    This isn't a mental problem. This is a law problem they should have stronger laws, I blame the law for this stuff going on.

  • wildcat Jul 16, 2010

    what is wrong with them?????

    Mental problems that has never been helped.

  • wildcat Jul 16, 2010

    Life in prison without parole. These men will learn a hard lesson while in prison growing old.

  • fairyswearboots2 Jul 16, 2010

    I hope he goes to jail forever and his wife divorces him and he never see's the light of day again as a free man. So sad about teh young lady and the children that his wife had she better have these children checked out.

  • Just the facts mam Jul 16, 2010

    What is wrong with these people??? Seriously - what is wrong with them?????

  • Hans Jul 16, 2010

    "Ok, So his story is that he stabbed her in self-defense.... HAHA.. So if it was self-defense y exactly would u disspose of her body in a dumpster as if she were a piece of garbage?? "

    Not to mention the fact that he stabbed her more than a dozen times.

  • shawna Jul 16, 2010

    The girls name is "Deis" not "Dies".