Sowell Murders Copycat Arrested: 3 Bodies Found Lead to Capture Of Serial Killer Suspect Michael Madison [VIDEO, REPORT]
Three bodies found wrapped in plastic bags were discovered within blocks of one another within a suburb of East Cleveland. The discoveries were made over the weekend. All three victims were young black women. No identities were released. According to authorities, the crime is reminiscent of the Sowell murders.
The three bodies found in East Cleveland were no more than 200 yards apart. One body in particular was discovered inside a garage. The garage was leased to registered sex offender, Michael Madison. The police promptly arrested the 35-year-old suspect but did not immediately file charges. According to authorities, more bodies are likely.
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According to East Cleveland police Detective Sgt. Scott Gardner, a foul odor coming from a garage leased by Michael Madison led to the discovery of the first victim. The victim was naked and featured signs of trauma.
The second and third victims were both found Friday. One of the bodies found was in an abandoned house while the other was in a nearby field. One victim wore a green hoodie. Another was in a leopard-print leotard.
The three bodies found shared many similarities and were discovered in similar circumstances. The victims were all young black women. Their bodies were all wrapped in plastic garbage bags and taped up. What's more, the bodies were all discovered within a close vicinity just days apart. East Cleveland authorities believed the murders occurred over a 10-day period.
"One of the things that makes us believe it's the same suspect is the way that they were all wrapped ... and the same concealment of each of the victims," said East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton.
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