A second victim has been identified of the three women found in East Cleveland over the weekend.
East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said at a press conference Tuesday that 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley of Cleveland was victim number 3. Her body was found in a garbage bag in a grassy field on Saturday.
Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson said Sheeley was identified by fingerprints after a preliminary identification was made based on her tattoos.
The identity of victim number 2, 38-year-old Angela Deskins of Cleveland, was released yesterday. The bodies of Sheeley and another victim were so badly decomposed that they were difficult to identify. Victim number 1 still has not been identified.
Norton revealed Tuesday that he knew Deskins and her family.
"The Deskins family is a very prominent family. Business owners, entrepreneurs," he said. "In fact, they own a company that in many cases, ironically, has helped cities rid themselves of vacant and abandoned houses and buildings."
Norton said his relationship with the Deskins family underscores the fact that the victims are real people and more than just names or numbers.
Michael Madison faces three counts of aggravated murder in connection with the deaths. He is said to have been inspired by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was convicted and sentenced to death after 11 bodies were found on his property on Imperial Avenue.
East Cleveland Police have a press conference scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to reveal further details about the case.
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