Body found in minivan on east side - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Body found in Cleveland minivan

E. 131st Street crime scene E. 131st Street crime scene
E. 131st Street crime scene E. 131st Street crime scene
E. 131st Street crime scene E. 131st Street crime scene

Cleveland Police are investigating a homicide after a man's body was discovered in a silver minivan in the area of East 131st Street and Edgewood Avenue near a church.

A passerby saw the victim slumped over inside the van just before 8 a.m. and called for help. EMS responded and called for police after they determined the victim was deceased and had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

This isn't the first homicide on Edgewood, there was another one about four years ago in just about the same spot. The victim then was a 19-year-old. Four years later, the similar case remains unsolved.

"His name was Andre Bowers. I got a call he was dead.  He got shot," Bowers' uncle, Willie Callahan recalled.

"I stay down this way so it bothers me," said neighbor Charley Lampkin.

Anyone with information should contact the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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