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Serial killer arrested in Cleveland
Police in the Cleveland area say they've arrested another serial killer.
They've found the bodies of three women- and now wonder if there are more victims.
Suspected serial killer Michael Madison showed little reaction as he was led handcuffed into a courtroom iEast Cleveland today.
Madison was charged with three counts each of murder and kidnapping and ordered held on $6 million bond.
Investigators believe Madison is responsible for killing at least three women- found wrapped in trash bags near his home in East Cleveland.
Two of them have not been identified. Police released the name of one victim today, 38-year-old Angela Deskins of Cleveland.
"Our hearts and our prayers go out to their families, friends and the victims who would have been here with us
today but for the actions of an individual who just committed the most unspeakable of atrocities known to man," said Gary Norton, Mayor of East Cleveland.
The 35-year-old suspect was arrested Friday following a standoff with police.
Yesterday-- city residents combed the neighborhood full of abandoned homes to assist police.
"It's crime period. It's a human rights issue and we really need to watch one another and look after one another and that's the bottom line," said Dawne Steele, a city resident.
This is the latest high-profile crime case in the Cleveland area. About ten miles away from Madison's neighborhood- police say Ariel Castro was holding three women captive for a decade.
One of them - Amanda Berry- escaped in May and called for help. Castro has pleaded not guilty to almost 1,000 counts of kidnapping and rape.
Police believe Madison may have been influenced by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Wowell- convicted two years ago of killing 11 women.
Madison is a convicted sex offender. Police say since he was arrested- women have come forward saying they were in Madison's home but escaped. They never called police.