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First of three East Cleveland victims ID'd as Angela Deskins
Michael Madison faces three counts of aggravated murder, three of kidnapping and a $6 million bond
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and AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton says police did their job or there may have been more victims.
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Authorities have identified one of the three women whose bodies were found in a neighborhood in East Cleveland this weekend. She’s 38-year-old Angela Deskins of Cleveland.

East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton provided her identity at a press conference this morning, about the same time 35-year-old Michael Madison was charged with three counts of aggravated murder and three of kidnapping.

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“As a community, we are dealing with tragedy, we are healing and we are strong. We are here today because the men and

Police are asking anyone with information to call 1-800-CALLFBI. 

women of law enforcement, when faced with tragedy, those who are here to protect us and have sworn the oath, did what they are trained to do.”

Police began searching for bodies in the neighborhood around Hayden and Shaw avenues after they  got a report Friday of a foul smell coming from a garage. The body of the woman found there has not been identified.

The body of Deskins and a third woman were discovered Saturday and Madison, a sex offender was arrested.

The third woman also has not been identified. She had a number of tattoos, including the names “Gene” and “L’il Wayne.”

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