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Community gathers to remember 11 victims of Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell

Sowell died in prison Monday afternoon.
Credit: Carl Bachtel, 3News
Community members gather on Imperial Avenue to remember the victims of Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell, who died in prison this past Monday.

CLEVELAND — Over two dozen community members gathered Thursday afternoon to remember the victims of Imperial Avenue.

They held signs, marched, and said out loud the names of each woman whose life was cut short by convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell.

Sowell, 61, died Monday afternoon while in prison. A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Corrections said he died from a terminal illness unrelated to COVID-19.

Sowell was sentenced to death for killing 11 women, but died while appealing his sentence. He hid the remains of those victims in and around his home on Imperial Avenue.

The women whose lives he cut short were:

  • Tonia Carmichael
  • Nancy Cobbs
  • Tishana Culver
  • Crystal Dozier
  • Telacia Fortson
  • Amelda Hunter
  • Leshanda Long
  • Michelle Mason
  • Kim Yvette Smith
  • Diane Turner
  • Janice Webb