Tag: Cleveland

The Cleveland Strangler

Anthony Edward Sowell (born August 19, 1959) is an American serial killer known as the Cleveland Strangler. He was arrested in October 2009 after the bodies of eleven women were discovered by police investigators at his home, 12205 Imperial Avenue, in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Early life Anthony Edward Sowell was raised in East Cleveland, one of seven children born to single parent Claudia “Gertude” Garrison. Seven other children belonging to Sowell’s […]

Cleveland Torso Murderer

The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unidentified serial killer who was active in Cleveland, Ohio, United States in the 1930s. The killings were defined by the dismemberment of twelve known victims and the disposal of their remains in the impoverished neighborhood of Kingsbury Run. Despite an investigation of the murders, which at one time was led by famed lawman and Cleveland’s then-Public Safety Director Eliot Ness, the murderer was never apprehended. The first body appeared in September 1934. A […]