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Body count at rapist`s Cleveland home rises to 10

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 23:24

Cleveland: The number of bodies found in
and near a rapist`s home rose to at least 10 when authorities
unearthed four corpses from the backyard and found a skull in
a bucket in the basement.

Cleveland police stopped searching for victims this
morning and planned to continue tomorrow. They have extended
their efforts to boarded-up homes in the neighborhood where
residents complained for years of a stench that one even said
"smelled like a dead body."
Some in the community want an investigation into why
it took so long to trace the grisly source.

Anthony Sowell, 50, a registered sex offender who
lives in the home, was charged today with five counts of
aggravated murder, as well as rape, felonious assault and

He was to be arraigned tomorrow, police spokesman Lt
Thomas Stacho said.

"It appears that this man had an insatiable appetite
that he had to fill," police Chief Michael McGrath said.
Police discovered the bodies of six women on Thursday
and Friday after a woman reported being raped at Sowell`s

All six were black, and five were strangled.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 23:24
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