Imperial Avenue Rally to be Held

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Pictures show the 11 women whose bodies were found at a home on Imperial Avenue.

CLEVELAND — A group known as The Imperial Women and other community activists will gather Saturday to remember the victims of a horrific crime spree and to call attention to missing persons and unsolved cases.

The rally will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Imperial Avenue and East 123rd Street.

In the fall of 2009, the bodies of eleven women were discovered in and around a home that once stood on that block.

Anthony Sowell was convicted of killing those women and sentenced to death.

Saturday’s rally will also raise awareness about the recent Jazmine Trotter and Christine Malone cases.

Trotter, 20, was found in an abandoned home on East 93rd Street on March 24. She had been raped and badly beaten.

A few days later, Christine Malone, 45, was found beaten and strangled nearby.

A Cleveland man has been arrested in the Jazmine Trotter murder.  The other case remained unsolved.

Malone’s family was expected to speak at the rally, as were elected officials and other community activists.