On October 29th 2009, police show up to Anthonys home on Imperial Avenue to arrest him for the alleged rape occurred a month prior. He was not home,
but they entered and found two bodies on the living room floor rotting. When he seen all the police vehicles in front of his home, he turned around
and ran. He called his sister and told her to meet him on a street nearby. It is there that his sister claims he was short and only said "Whatever
they find and accuse me of is the truth. I did it." He then walked away. The police found four other woman laying on the floor in the second story, a
body in a shallow grave in the basement, a head sitting in a bucket in the basement, and in the backyard there were 3 other bodies buried in the
ground and the remains of a fourth.
On November 5th the first victim was identified as a woman named Tonia Carmichael. She was 53 years old when she disappeared a year earlier. Her body
was located in the backyard and buried in the ground. It was stated she was strangled. She was reported missing by her mother in December 2008.
Also on November 5th they identified the second victim as being Telacia Fortson, 31 years old African american woman. She had went missing five months
earlier but was only reported missing by her mother when she seen the news covering the bodies found in the home.
On November 8th, they were able to identify Crystal Dozier, whom was a 38 year old African american woman. She went missing in May of 2007. She was
the mother of 7 children, and was a known drug user with a criminal record. She lived in the area and her family reported her missing to the Cleveland
Police Department. Since it was not the first time she had went missing, the police never did investigate and claimed she would show up when the drugs
ran out. So they posted fliers around town and called around to hospitals hoping to locate her.
Amy Hunter was a 47 year old African american woman. She was a beautician and had three children. She also had a criminal record and was known to have
used drugs. Amy did not live in the area but she visited a lot. Her family didn't report her missing until they too seen police removing bodies from
Michelle Mason, 45 year old African american woman, who was seen last sometime in October of 2008. She had a history of drug use and a criminal
record. She was also a mother. She too lived in the area where her body was found. She did receive a full investigation when her family came in to
report her missing.
Along with Diane Turner, 38. Kim Yvette Smith, 44. Janice Webb, 49. Nancy Cobbs, 43. Michelle Mason, 45. Leshanda Long, 25.
Many believe, including myself, that Anthony Sowell claimed the lives of many more woman. The party store across the street from Anthonys house claim
to have went out to the dumpster to throw out trash when they smelled a strong scent of decay and seen trash bags tied up with duct tape inside that
they did not put there. They assumed the family living in the apartment above the store put the body of their dead dog inside and asked if their dog
was okay the next day in which they said the dog was fine and still alive. The party store owner never gave it another thought.
Other bodies had turned up near Anthonys home over the years before he was caught but were never linked to him with DNA. In May 1988, the body of
36-year-old Rosalind Garner was found in her home on Hayden Avenue, and she was strangled. Carmella Karen Prater, 27, a resident of Page Avenue and a
suspected drug-user, was found in an abandoned home on First Avenue, just off Hayden, on Feb. 27, 1989. The cause of death is unknown. A month later,
on March 28, the body of another suspected drug-user, Mary Thomas, 27, was found near an abandoned building, again on First Avenue.The red ribbon used
to strangle Thomas was still around her neck. None of the cases is solved.
edit on 6-12-2018 by Jess_Undefined because: Photo Included