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East Cleveland Investigation


East Cleveland Murders: Expanded Coverage


Photos: East Cleveland bodies found, Michael Madison arrested

Video:  Michael Madison arraigned on aggravated murder charges

Video: East Cleveland news conference on victims found

Video: 3 bodies found in 2 days in East Cleveland

Video: Search for victims in East Cleveland

Story: Angela Deskins identified as victim


Story: Family remembers Angela Deskins


Story: Shetisha Sheeley identified as victim


Story: Family remembers Shetisha Sheeley


Story: Third victim identified as Shirellda Terry


Investigator: Family says Madison is not a ‘killer’

Blog: Madison and Sowell?

Story: 3 bodies found wrapped in plastic

Story: Victim identified as Angela Deskins

Story: Michael Madison charged in 3 murders

Story: Michael Madison held on $6M bond

Coverage: Anthony Sowell case

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  • CLEVELAND -- One of three women found over the weekend wrapped in plastic has been identified. Charges have now been filed against Michael Madison, 35, in connection with the deaths.

    PHOTOS | East Cleveland triple murder

    East Cleveland's Mayor Gary Norton announced that the second victim found has been identified as Angela Deskins, 38, of Cleveland.

    She had been reported missing June 7 and is listed on the Cleveland Police missing persons website.

    Michael Madison is charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping in the deaths of Deskins and the two other victims.  He was arraigned Monday morning on the charges following a news conference with authorities. 

    Bond for Madison is set at $6 million. He did not enter a plea.

    Earlier Monday, police exclusively told WKYC that Madison confessed to one of the murders.

    The first body was discovered Friday in a garage at Shaw and Hayden, the two others were found Saturday.  Each body had been wrapped in plastic garbage bags.

    Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson  says each body was in advanced stages of decomposition. Gilson says all the autopsies have been completed but cause of death hasn't been determined.

    Fingerprints were used to identify Angela Deskins.

    Dr. Gilson says one of the victims had a number of tattoos.  Anyone with information on the possible identity of the victims should call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

    Madison is a registered sex offender. Police say Madison has been cooperative.

    East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton says Madison indicated he might have been influenced by the earlier case of convicted Cleveland serial killer, Anthony Sowell

    The Facts

    People of East Cleveland are shocked after three bodies were discovered wrapped in plastic. The first was discovered Friday, followed by two more Saturday.

    On Sunday, volunteers from the neighborhood were told to expect to find more remains in the area of Shaw and Hayden avenues.

    Community members, alongside police, searched over 12 streets and roughly 50 abandoned homes for evidence of more victims that may be part of a serial killing spree. 

    During the search, cadaver dogs led investigators to a lot near the area where 2 other bodies were found. Other cadaver dogs also hinted at the same area.

    Three crime scene trucks and an evidence recovery team were brought in to check the lot. Evidence technicians analyzed the area for hours but nothing turned up.

    The search was called off Sunday night.



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