Son Wanted for Attempted Murder of Parents in Mount Oliver

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MOUNT OLIVER, PA – Police have issued an alert for a Mount Olver man who tried to kill his parents who had come from Florida to visit him last week.

Police arrived at the Mount Olver home of a 63-year-old-male and a 61-year-old female who are husband and wife. Initially, the woman told the responding paramedics that her injuries were from a fall, but alert medics notified the police when the story didn’t sound right.

Both adults suffered serious facial injuries, police said when they arrived.

“Mount Oliver Police requested the investigative assistance of the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit. The investigation showed the two victims had traveled from Florida to visit their son, 41-year-old Joshua Roth. Joshua Roth has not been located,” police said. “The victim’s vehicle, a gold colored Nissan Infinity Crossover SUV with Florida Registration PIRQ02 is also missing.”

An arrest warrant has been obtained for Joshua Roth charging with him criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and theft by unlawful taking.

Roth’s parents said they don’t remember the attack, but a police investigation showed Roth leaving the home with a black trash bag before fleeing in his parents’ vehicle.

Anyone who sees Roth or the vehicle should use caution and contact 9-1-1. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. The department can also be reached via its social media sites.