– Local and federal law enforcement authorities searched abandoned homes and blocks of land in a Cleveland suburb on Sunday after the bodies of three women wrapped in plastic bags were discovered.
Police arrested a 35-year-old man who they said might be involved in the case on Friday after a two-hour stand-off at his mother’s home in East Cleveland that began when officers went to the house with a search warrant.
As of late Sunday in Cleveland, the man, identified as Michael Madison, had not been charged. Mr Madison is a registered sex offender who had spent time in prison for an attempted rape.
One woman’s body was found in East Cleveland on Friday after a neighbour reported a foul smell, and two other bodies were found during a search on Saturday, the police said. The bodies were discovered near one another in an abandoned home, a garage and a backyard.
A local police and the FBI searched the area on Sunday, officials said they feared other bodies could be in the area.
The East Cleveland police chief, Ralph Spotts, said he believed the women had been killed in the past six to 10 days, but that they could have been missing for longer. He said the suspect was believed to have killed three women.
“Everything was in about a 250-foot proximity to where he lives,” Mr Spotts said. “The MO is the same: each body was wrapped in several plastic bags. We definitely believe that he will probably be tied to everything.”
An employee at the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office said the women had not yet been identified. The medical examiner, Dr Thomas Gilson, said the bodies were in the advanced stages of decomposition and it would take several days to identify them.
“It’s tragic. The unthinkable has happened,” Gary Norton, East Cleveland’s mayor, said. “We as a community have to deal with it.”
Mr Norton said the suspect in the killings might have been influenced by the serial killer Anthony Sowell. The bodies of 11 women were found at Sowell’s Cleveland home in 2009. He was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to death.
Cleveland grappled with another crime in May when three women were found alive after being held captive for a decade – Emma Fitzsimmons


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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