Mayor: ‘No Stone Unturned’ in East Cleveland Investigation

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EAST CLEVELAND-- Another family receives dreaded news as the second victim of an alleged serial killer is identified.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the body as that of Shetisha Sheeley, 28, of Cleveland.

Out of respect for the family, we are not identifying the third victim, until officials release the woman's name to us.

Flanked by East Cleveland police officers, murder suspect Michael Madison, 35, was put into a police cruiser to be transferred to the Cuyahoga County Jail.

"We are still searching. We are pursuing every lead. The goal is to leave no stone unturned. We hope and pray that we do not find anything else," said East Cleveland mayor Gary Norton, Jr., during a Tuesday news conference.

"It's not to say that there is more. It's not to say that that's it, but until we're sure and it's gonna be hard for us to be sure unless he says something," said East Cleveland Police Chief Ralph Spotts.

The bodies of three women were found Friday and Saturday near Madison's apartment, near Hayden and Shaw Avenues.

Sheeley was found in a field, the other two in a garage and vacant home.  The first victim was identified Monday as 38-year-old Angela Deskins.

Madison is charged with three counts of aggravated murder and three counts of kidnapping.

"She was a very trusting person, entrusted herself to someone who had the worst of intentions," Norton told reporters.

Mayor Norton says Deskins’ death has become personal for him. "I’ve been a friend of their family for 15 years, went to school with family members and I know that that family; the Deskins family is a very prominent family, business owners, entrepreneurs," Norton said.

"With regard to causes of death, I would expect something within the next few days in that regard, but at the present time we're still not able to release that right now," said Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson.

Chief Spotts says investigators are also trying to determine if Madison is connected to any other homicides, including several in the area of East 93rd Street in Cleveland.

"We're working with Cleveland and the FBI every day and we're not leaving anything to chance, it's only certain types of individuals that would commit those types of crimes," Spotts said.

When asked whether he was a fan of convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell, Madison told reporters that he wasn’t a fan of anyone.

Meanwhile, sources say the East Cleveland case has led investigators to Richland County, where they may possibly be looking for evidence or at some older cases that may link to suspected killer Michael Madison.

East Cleveland Police Chief Ralph Spotts says investigators are still trying to determine where Madison met the victims, and where exactly they were killed.

“We are not leaving anything to chance,” said Spotts. “There are only certain individuals that would commit these type of crimes and the fact there have been so many missing people in the area, we have to follow up on every lead and everyone known to associate with him.”

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