CLEVELAND (WKYC) -- East Cleveland Police exclusively tell our sister station WKYC that Michael Madison has confessed to one murder.
Madison is being held in connection with three bodies that were discovered in East Cleveland during the weekend.
Each body had been wrapped in plastic.
The first body was discovered Friday, the two others were found Saturday.
The medical examiner says each body was
in advanced stages of decomposition and it will take days to identify
the women and determine how they died.
Madison, who is a registered sex offender, is expected to make his
first court appearance at 11 a.m. Monday where charges are expected to be
Police say Madison has been cooperative.
City officials, meanwhile, will be holding a press conference about the situation at the same time.
People of East Cleveland are shocked after three bodies were discovered
wrapped in plastic. The first was discovered Friday followed by two more
Sunday volunteers from the neighborhood were told to expect to find more remains in the area of Shaw and Hayden avenues.
Community members, alongside police, searched over 12 streets and
roughly 50 abandoned homes for evidence of more victims that may be part
of a serial killing spree.
During the search cadaver dogs lead investigators to a lot near the
area where 3 other bodies were found. Other cadaver dogs also hinted at
the same area.
Three crime scene trucks and an evidence recovery team were brought
in to check the lot. Evidence technicians analyzed the area for hours
but nothing turned up.
The search was called off Sunday night.