E. Cleveland police examine unsolved cases

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Police in East Cleveland, Ohio, say they're reviewing unsolved killings for possible links to suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell of neighboring Cleveland.

Sowell was considered low-risk

CLEVELAND, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Convicted sex offender Anthony Sowell, accused in Cleveland of being a serial killer, fell into a low-risk category for offending again, a report indicates.

Cord around necks of bodies in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Cord was found around the necks of seven of the 11 dead women found at a Cleveland home owned by a convicted sex offender, officials said.

Cleveland police find 10th body at home

CLEVELAND, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Police said they discovered four more bodies Tuesday at the Cleveland home of suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell, bringing the total to 10.

Police seek information on dead women

CLEVELAND, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Photographs and biographical information of missing women in Cleveland could help identify six bodies found in a duplex, police said.

Coroner: Women in Cleveland home strangled

CLEVELAND, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The six women whose bodies were found in a convicted rapist's home in Cleveland appear to have been strangled, the coroner said Saturday.
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Anthony Edward Sowell (born August 19, 1959) is an American serial killer, identified in press reports as the "Cleveland Strangler". He was arrested in October 2009 as a suspect in the murders of eleven women whose bodies were discovered at his Cleveland, Ohio, duplex at 12205 Imperial Avenue, located in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.

Sowell was charged with 85 counts of murder, rape, and kidnapping; he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but later changed his plea to simply "not guilty". On July 22, 2011, he was convicted on all but two counts against him, including the murders of the eleven women whose bodies were found in his house in 2009. On August 10, jurors recommended the death penalty for Sowell. On August 12, Judge Dick Ambrose upheld the jury's recommendation.

Anthony Edward Sowell was raised in East Cleveland, one of three children born to single mother Claudia "Gertude" Garrison. Six other children belonging to Garrison's sister also lived in the household, having moved in after the death of their chronically ill mother. According to Sowell's niece, Garrison subjected the siblings to physical abuse while her own children watched from adjacent rooms. In one incident, Garrison forced her to strip naked in front of the other children, then whipped her with electrical cords until she bled. Sowell himself began raping his ten-year-old niece on an almost-daily basis for two years, starting at the age of eleven.

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