A suspect is in custody after three bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags in an East Cleveland neighborhood, and a police chief says he believes one or two more victims could be found.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Here is a look at some of the most recent high-profile cases involving the disappearances of women from the Cleveland area: — Anthony Sowell was arrested Oct. 31, 2009, after police investigating a woman's report that she had been raped at his house began finding bodies. Eventually, the remains of 11 troubled women were discovered. Prosecutors say that the victims began disappearing in 2007 and that Sowell lured them to his home with the promise of alcohol or drugs. The victims were disposed of in garbage bags and plastic sheets, then dumped in various parts of the house and yard. Sowell was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to death in the women's murders. He now sits on death row.