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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Cleveland Police: Four More Bodies Found At Anthony Sowell's Home

Right: Rapist Anthony Sowell
November 3, 2009
Associated Press Writers
AP Photo/Cleveland Police Department

CLEVELAND -- More remains were discovered Tuesday at the Cleveland home of a convicted rapist, raising to 10 the number of bodies that have been found there, authorities said.

Four more bodies and a skull were found at the home, where the remains of six women were removed last week, said police Chief Michael McGrath. Fifty-year-old Anthony Sowell, who lives in the home, is in jail and was charged Tuesday with five counts of aggravated murder.
"It appears that this man had an insatiable appetite that he had to fill," McGrath said.
He said the additional bodies were found buried in the backyard of the home. The skull was found in a bucket in the basement.

Authorities do not know whether the skull belongs to an 11th victim, said police spokesman Lt. Thomas Stacho. The search was to continue Wednesday, with fire department crews planning to search in the walls of the home, McGrath said...
Police discovered the first six bodies Thursday and Friday after a woman reported being raped at Sowell's home, and Sowell also was charged Tuesday with rape, felonious assault and kidnapping related to her complaint. Sowell is to be arraigned Wednesday, Stacho said...

Sowell is a registered sex offender and required to check in regularly at the sheriff's office. Officers didn't have the right to enter his house, but they would stop by to make sure he was there. Their most recent visit was Sept. 22, just hours before the woman reported being raped...

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