• BOLO issued for murder victim's ex-boyfriend in separate case

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    PITTSBURGH - A day after a young woman and her grandmother were found slain, Channel 11 News has learned the younger woman's ex-boyfriend is wanted on unrelated charges.

    Police say 25-year-old Cesar Mazza is wanted for missing his trial Wednesday on charges he assaulted Tionna Banks when she was still pregnant last fall.

    By going through police paperwork, Channel 11’s Alan Jennings learned that Mazza is the father of Banks’ child.


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    The 19-year-old woman, who has since given birth, was found slain in an East Hills home Thursday along with her 72-year-old grandmother, Valorie Crumpton.

    Police aren't calling Mazza a suspect in the slayings, but they've asked people who know where he is to contact homicide detectives and say he should be considered "armed and dangerous."

    Police found Banks and her grandmother dead on Thursday. Banks had missed an unspecified social services appointment on Tuesday, prompting a caseworker to report Banks missing.

    Mazza has not been named as a suspect in Banks’ death.

    Channel 11 News has learned that Banks previously filed a PFA order against Mazza.

    According to court paperwork, Mazza and Banks separated last October while she was pregnant, and Banks moved in with her grandmother.

    In November, Mazza was arrested after Banks told police that he kicked her in the stomach when she was five months pregnant and dragged her down the steps.

    A number of times in the file, Banks claims that Mazza threatened to kill her if she didn’t name the baby after him.

    Most recently, in March, Banks wrote that Mazza said he would kill her if she didn’t allow him to see his son.

    Again, police have not named Mazza as a suspect in Banks' and Crumpton’s murders.

    Anyone who knows Mazza’s whereabouts should contact the homicide squad at 412-323-7161.


    On Friday, Channel 11's Alan Jennings talked with representatives at the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

    If you are being hurt by your partner, it's not your fault. You deserve to be safe and healthy. Help is available. Call the Women's Center & Shelter hotline at 412-687-8005.

    RUSafe is a dangerous relationship assessment app developed by Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and Newton Consulting.

    The app, which started as a Pittsburgh-based app, is now going national.

    RUSafe will helpusers identify if they are in a potentially dangerous situation and connect them to a domestic violence hotline in their area.

    Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is the official spokesman for RUSafe.

    CLICK HERE to visit the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh's official website.

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