CLEVELAND: Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer have broken ground on a memorial at the site where those victims’ remains were found and the man’s home was later demolished.
The Northeast Ohio Media group reports about 100 people watched Wednesday as friends and family of the 11 women murdered by Anthony Sowell dug shovels into the ground at the “Garden of 11 Angels” memorial in Cleveland.
The ceremony marked the fifth anniversary of the discovery of two bodies inside Sowell’s home. Authorities found 11 corpses in and around his house within a week. Sowell was sentenced to death in 2011 and is seeking a new trial.
The memorial will feature an arching entrance with a tree-lined path leading to a remembrance plaza.