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Search for bodies over for now in connection with alleged Anthony Sowell copycat
Three bodies found in East Cleveland may be tied to 35-year-old registered sex offender Michael Madison, convicted of rape
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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This house at Shaw and E. 139th in East Cleveland was searched at least twice over the weekend after one body was found inside
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East Cleveland police have finished searching – for now – for bodies after finding those of three women wrapped in trash bags over the weekend. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on the man who authorities say may have been a copycat of convicted Cleveland killer Anthony Sowell. 

Search for bodies over for now and possible Anthony Sowell copycat arrested

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East Cleveland police arrested 35-year-old registered sex offender Michael Madison after a standoff in connection with the bodies of three women found wrapped in trash bags in abandoned homes, a mile northeast of University Circle. 

A medical examiner tells the Associated Press the bodies were in advanced stages of decomposition, and it will take days for identification and cause of death.

Officers and volunteers searched about 40 homes Sunday without finding more, and do not plan to resume the search today in the relatively busy working-class neighborhood where less than half of the mid-century frame homes are boarded up.

Gail Jones was visiting her sister, Carolyn, Sunday at Shaw Avenue and E. 139th Street, across from the home where one body was found.

Gail: “They said the body they found in that blue house, somebody had to throw it in the window. Wasn’t covered or nothing. So that’s how they found that one.”

Carolyn: “I told my husband the night before this happened, we need to move. He said you been asking for years, let’s move in a smaller place. I think now I’m gonna try to move.”

East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton says Madison has made statements indicating he might have been influenced by Anthony Sowell. Sowell was convicted in 2011 of killing 11 women and stashing their bodies in his Cleveland home.Michael Madison is expected to be formally charged on Monday.
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