Monday, July 22, 2013
Black crime: Police say that Michael Madison, the registered sex offender suspected in the murders of three women in Cleveland, has confessed to one of the killings
He has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder and his bail has been set at $6 million. Meanwhile, one of the victims has been identified as Angela Deskins, 38. Authorities are asking for anyone with information on possible IDs of the other two women to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. Autopsies on the badly decomposed bodies are complete, but cause of death has not yet been determined. Volunteer searchers have been told to expect more remains to be found. All three victims are believed to have been murdered recently. The mayor says that detectives, who are still questioning Madison, have lots of reasons to believe there are more victims. A neighbor who saw Madison frequently says that the man threatened recently to attack women in a similar fashion as fellow black serial killer, Anthony Sowell, who was convicted of murdering 11 women whose bodies were found in his Cleveland home in 2009. Madison also indicated to police that Sowell may have influenced him.