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New Details: Additional Charges filed & Autopsy Results released in the Anthony Sowell Case

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced that a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury returned a 10 count indictment against Anthony Sowell for raping a then 34-year-old Cleveland female at his residence on Imperial Avenue, in Cleveland.

These new charges are in addition to the 85 charges brought against Sowell in December 2009, for the murder of eleven females, the rape of two females, and the attempted rape of a third female; and three charges brought against Sowell in February 2010, for the attempted murder of a 42-year-old female.

Prosecutor Mason said, "We will pursue justice for every last victim -- victims and their families deserve their day in court."

Also, autopsy reports released Thursday show that eight of 11 women whose remains were found in Sowell's home were strangled by various household objects including belts, and nine had traces of cocaine or depressants in their systems.

According to Dr. Frank Miller, the Cuyahoga County Coroner, two of the women were listed as dying of homicidal violence of an undetermined nature because their bodies were so badly decomposed and the autopsy on the 11th victim hasn't been completed because only her skull remained.

 

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