Strangler: FBI Tags Areas Of Interest; Rape Crisis Center Opens Hotline - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Strangler: FBI Tags Areas Of Interest; Rape Crisis Center Opens Hotline

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - FBI Agents tagged several areas outside the vacant home next to the accused Cleveland Strangler over the weekend.

Agents were at the vacant house with thermal imaging equipment and ground penetrating radar over the weekend when they hit upon the areas of interest.

19 Action News has learned agents will not return with backhoes and digging equipment for a day or two. The delay is due to an abundance of caution. Officials will seek warrants before they return to dig. They want to conduct the investigation properly the first time around.

Eleven women were found dead in and around the Imperial Avenue home of Anthony Sowell three weeks ago. All but one have been identified.

Meanwhile, police believe there may be surviving victims of the Cleveland Strangler and the Rape Crisis Center wants to lend a helping hand.

A 24-hour hotline - 216.339.9664 - has been established for anyone who may have been a victim of Anthony Sowell or similar attacks.

The 50-year-old is being held at the Justice Center on a $6M bond. He's charged with aggravated murder, rape, felonious assault and kidnapping.

Sowell could land on death row if convicted of the charges filed against him.

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