Underwear Found in Ceiling at Acevedo’s Former Home

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CLEVELAND--Police searched a home on Vega Avenue in Cleveland, Friday afternoon, where Elias Acevedo once lived.

Detectives were seen taking pictures inside the home and walking through rooms. At one point they placed boards up to cover the living room windows.

Police also were walking behind the home.

Contractors working at the home said they were ripping through plaster when they found some hidden items in the ceiling.

“Well we were pulling down plaster ceilings and I started the crowbar in there and just pulled it down and a whole bunch of underwear started falling down and we were just wondering why,” said Bailey Conley.

Law enforcement officials are not saying if the underwear belonged to Acevedo or someone else that may have lived at the home before or after him.

It's the same home where the FBI spent hours searching in August, digging in the basement and crawl space after getting a tip they may find some answers there.

They found nothing at that time.

On Thursday, investigators announced a 293-count indictment against Elias Acevedo. He's accused of raping and murdering women on Cleveland’s near west side over a period spanning nearly two decades.

He's charged with murdering Christina Adkins, who disappeared in 1995 at age 18 and five months pregnant. Her remains were positively identified on Friday.

Acevedo is also charged with the 1994 murder of 30-year-old Pamela Pemberton, who was a neighbor of his.

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