Men At Work: City Crews Clear Debris, Collect Evidence In Strangler's Neighborhood


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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - More activity in the neighborhood of the accused Cleveland Strangler, Anthony Sowell, on Wednesday.
Cleveland Police Lt. Thomas Stacho tells 19 Action News that the City of Cleveland worked to clear debris from the yard in advance of an FBI assisted search of the property. 
As a precaution, the property immediately west of Anthony Sowell's residence is being searched for possible remains or evidence in connection with the discovery of eleven bodies found in Sowell's home and yard last week. 
After city crews clear the yard of debris, FBI technicians will deploy a thermal imaging camera to search the ground for any evidence.  Detectives from Cleveland's Homicide and Crime Scene Units will be assisting. 
This, after Cleveland Police found ten female, African American bodies and one skull at Anthony Sowell's home between Oct. 29th and Tuesday Nov. 2nd.
The Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office has positively identified nine of the eleven victims. Eight victims were strangled, seven still had something around their necks. One victim was strangled by hands. Two others were killed by homicidal violence.
Anthony Sowell was arrested and charged with aggravated murder, assault, kidnapping and rape. Sowell was released from prison in 2005 after serving a 15-year sentence for attempted rape.
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