News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Genie of Fairview Door Company

Metro RTA

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Crime and Courts


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


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
This house at Shaw and E. 139th in East Cleveland was searched at least twice over the weekend after one body was found inside
Courtesy of K. Bhatia
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
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

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:16)


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.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
Put the sirens back after the storms, in the mean time just sit and wait for another tornado . That's Brunswick for you lived here 44 years and it has always be...

Oberlin council may rescind its gun ban, but is considering alternatives to keep it in effect
Seems that the only scared, paranoid people are the anti-gun people, really.

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University