One victim still unidentified, East Cleveland police still investigating

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EAST CLEVELAND -- One victim is still nameless, days after East Cleveland Police found three bodies near Shaw and Hayden avenues.

Investigators, with the help of the FBI and other agencies, are continuing to follow investigative leads and other tips they receive.

How Angela Deskins and Shetisha Sheeley died or how long they spent kidnapped in a suspected serial killer's plot is still unclear.

"With regard to causes of death, I would expect something in the next few days," said Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson. 

Police officers are no longer actively searching for more bodies, but aren't ruling it out.

Suspect Michael Madison is now in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $6 million bond. He's expected to be placed in an isolation cell.

The woman first found Friday in a garage he rented still has no name.

"We still have one other victim we're actively working to identify right now," said Gilson. 

Friends, family, and other volunteers are still searching for missing teen Shirellda Terry, hoping her name won't match the body of Victim #1.

Investigators don't yet have a link to Terry, but haven't ruled her or any other missing persons out.

"Yeah, the timing, the location, where she came up missing from," said one neighbor on connections between Terry and Madison. "It's been the talk, just at the corner store on Hayden and Shaw where I just came from."

If there is more to be found, Mayor Gary Norton says the city is doing its best to find it.

"These are not just victims with numbers and names, these are real people with real life stories who we all know and they've got families and loved ones who are hurting," he said, at a news conference earlier Tuesday. 

"We hope and pray that we do not find anything else. But we are committed to a search that, if there is anything to be found, we will do our best to find it," he said.

One other thing police aren't ruling out is the idea of additional suspects in the murders.

If you can help in the investigation, you're asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.


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