CLEVELAND (AP) -- An annual Labor Day parade on Cleveland's east side finished with a tribute to the 11 victims of a serial killer in the area.
WJW-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/qggQ6G ) 11 doves and 1,000 balloons were released Monday at a park where marchers made their way during the Ohio 11th Congressional District Labor Day parade.
Anthony Sowell (SOH'-wehl) was convicted in July of murdering 11 troubled women and scattering their remains around his Cleveland home and yard. Sowell has been sentenced to death.
The district's congresswoman, Democrat Marcia Fudge, said the meaning of the memorial ceremony was to release the women's spirits to a higher place and to release the community's hurt and anger to a higher place.
Information from: WJW-TV, http://www.fox8.com