Resident: Madison Made Anthony Sowell Reference

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By Fox 8 Reporter Allison Brown

EAST CLEVELAND -- Authorities and community volunteers hit the streets of East Cleveland Sunday, searching for more bodies in the area of Hayden and Shaw Avenues.

Since Friday, the bodies of three women were discovered in the area.

BCI and East Cleveland officials searched for at least one or two more bodies on Sunday.

The suspect, Michael Madison, 35, gave officials information that led them to believe there were more victims.

Also, more is coming out about the suspect from people who knew him.

"He would say, 'I'm gonna Anthony Sowell somebody,'" said Eric Wilson of East Cleveland.

On Sunday, Wilson reflected on past conversations he had with Madison.

At the same time, East Cleveland officials and BCI searched an empty lot next to where Madison lived.

The situation gives Wilson chills.

"What is shocking is his conversations. It was all sadistic."

Vanessa Jones, of East Cleveland, also knows the suspect.

"Just seeing him in the neighborhood, he would come by and speak. We were friends. He would come visit," Jones said.

But hearing what he is accused of makes her sick.

"I'm in awe right now, just trying to soak all of this in. I'm not taking this well," said Jones.

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