Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

Police charge Michael Madison in connection to 3 dead bodies found in Ohio, more victims possible

It was the smell that led to the discovery of one body in a trash bag in a rundown neighborhood in Ohio. Then two more were found over the weekend, and police are charing  a man who indicated he might have been influenced by a serial killer whose home was found littered with bodies a few years ago.

Michael Madison

Michael Madison

He identified the suspect as 35-year-old Michael Madison and said Madison was to be charged Monday but did not elaborate.

The bodies of the three women were all wrapped in plastic bags in fetal positions. “It didn’t look like a person could actually fit in the bag,”East Cleveland Police Chief Ralph Spotts told residents and activists who gathered Sunday to search.

“Three individuals who were minding their own business were killed senselessly by an individual with no regard for human life,” Mayor Gary Norton said. “As a community we are dealing with the tragedy, we are healing and we are strong.”

Norton was speaking the identification of Angela Deskins, age 38, of Cleveland, who was identified through fingerprints. The other two vicitms have not been identified.

Spotts indicated later Sunday that the suspect’s comments haven’t provided clarity on whether more bodies might be found.

“He really hasn’t stated that there’s any more, but he hasn’t said anything that would make us think that there’s not,” Spotts said.

Norton said authorities have “lots of reasons” to suspect there are more victims, but he refused to say why.

Madison was classified as a sex offender in 2002 when he was sentenced to four years in prison for attempted rape, according to court records. He had previous convictions in 2000 and 2001 for drug-related charges.


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