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2 of 3 East Cleveland slaying victims were strangled

Associated Press

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COLUMBUS: An Ohio coroner has concluded that two of the three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in East Cleveland last week were strangled.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday released the manner and causes of death of the women. The coroner determined 18-year-old Shirellda H. Terry and 38-year-old Angela H. Deskins died from ligature strangulation. The third victim, 28-year-old Shetisha D. Sheeley, died from “homicidal violence by unspecified means.”

The three deaths were ruled homicides.

Police found the bodies in a dilapidated neighborhood after responding to a call about a foul odor. Thirty-five-year-old suspect Michael Madison is in custody facing preliminary charges of aggravated murder and kidnapping. He is a registered sex offender who served four years in prison beginning in 2002.


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