Police ID Cleveland woman as triple murder victim

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Angela Deskins. Photo via Northeast Ohio Missings Persons Database.


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  • EAST CLEVELAND -- Police have confirmed that one of three female bodies found over the weekend is Angela Deskins, a Cleveland woman who was 38 years old.

    PHOTOS | East Cleveland triple murder

    Deskins  was one of three bodies found wrapped in plastic garbage bags in an East Cleveland neighborhood.

    Authorities released her identity at a press conference Monday morning.

    Deskins was listed in the Northeast Ohio Missing Persons Database effective July 1, 2013.

    The press conference held by city officials was part of an investigation surrounding 35-year-old Michael Madison, a registered sex offender suspected in the three murders.

    Police exclusively told WKYC early Monday that Madison had confessed to one of the killings. Authorities also say Madison has been cooperative.

    The other two victims have not yet been identified.

    Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner says one of the remaining victims found on Saturday had numerous tattoos.  The tattoos were listed as follows:

    • Base of left thumb - red star with black lines
      Left forearm - "Gene" over red lips
      Left wrist - "Ca$h"
      Left thigh - purple and green flower with "Gene" beside it
      Left breast - "Lil Wayne"
      Left neck - "Antion"
      Right hand - "Chris"

    The medical examiner says the bodies were each in the advanced stages of decomposition and it could take days to determine how they were killed.

    After the three bodies were discovered, authorities conducted a search to see if additional remains were in the area of Shaw and Hayden avenues.

    After combing through dozens of abandoned homes, the search was called off Sunday.


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