The identity of the victim in an apparent homicide Tuesday has been released.

Denise Williams, 54, was identified as the victim Tuesday afternoon by Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees.

Williams was stabbed to death early Tuesday in a Geistown apartment, and her alleged killer is in custody, police say.

Police arrested Joshua Gorgone, 26, of the 900 block of Scalp Avenue, around noon in the Richland Town Center parking lot, where he tried to run.

Gorgone is expected to be arraigned on homicide charges.

Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer said Williams went to Gorgone’s apartment to buy a dormitory-style refrigerator.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was stabbed multiple times,” Lees said.

An autopsy was scheduled at ForensicDx in Windber.

A news conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday at the coroner’s office in the Central Park Complex in downtown Johnstown to release results from the autopsy and announce what charges will be filed.

More information about the victim also will be released at that time, Lees said.

Authorities believe Gorgone, who is originally from the St. Michael area, lived alone in the apartment for about six months.

When he moved into the apartment, he told his landlord that he was employed in customer service at Giant Eagle.

Gorgone’s legal record in Cambria County shows several driving infractions.

Several neighbors who live in the apartment complex said they heard nothing unusual during the night.

Geistown Police Department officers, Neugebauer, Lees, Cambria County detectives and the state police are piecing together details of the stabbing.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.

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