Cleveland man confesses to 20-year-old murder, leads investigators to body

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND-- A Cleveland man is facing charges after he called officers to his home back in August, and said he killed a prostitute about 20 years ago.

Michael Thompson, 64, said he buried her body and told investigators where to find it, according to court documents.

He took police to the intersection of Train and Richner avenues, where the FBI Evidence Response Team, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office conducted a dig. On Monday, they discovered human remains.

The deceased was taken to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. The person's identity and cause of death has not been determined.

Thompson is charged with aggravated murder.

As for Thompson's past, court records show he was convicted of aggravated assault in 1990.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.