Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'More Bodies' Fear as Women Are Found Dead

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'More Bodies' Fear as Women Are Found Dead

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Byline: Bo Wilson

POLICE in Ohio warned today that more bodies may be found after a man was arrested over the deaths of three women in the Cleveland area.

Michael Madison, 35, was detained in Cleveland after officers discovered the body of a woman who had been wrapped in bin bags in a garage.

Two more bodies were found in the garden and a basement of a nearby empty homes, also wrapped in bin bags, less than 200 metres from each other.

East Cleveland mayor Gary Norton said Madison, a convicted sex offender, will be charged later today in connection with the deaths.

But searches were continuing for more bodies. Police chief Ralph Spotts told volunteers checking vacant houses for further victims to be alert for smells of rotting.

Mr Norton said that investigators believe the victims found at the weekend were black women who were killed within the last six to 10 days.

Cuyahoga County medical examiner's office confirmed the three women were found "in states of advanced decomposition", making it difficult to determine the causes of death. …

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