Man in Summit County jail; wanted for murder and rapes - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Police apprehend suspect wanted for murder and multiple rapes

SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

We've learned Cleveland Police have a huge break in the search for a serial rapist--a manhunt dating back to 1996.

DNA test results now come back to a man sitting in the Summit County Jail for another sex assault.

Again and again, Cleveland Police put out a sketch of a man with a scar on his face. Detectives had little else to go on.

Now investigators have tied one suspect to multiple cases on Cleveland's southeast side. The cases include raping and shooting and wounding a woman in 1996, raping and killing a woman in 1997, and carrying out another rape in 2010.

And police believe the same guy has done much more.

In fact, we've learned the man just recently got arrested in Summit County for a rape.

Now Cleveland Police sex crimes investigators are doing more DNA testing to make absolutely sure their suspect is the right guy.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Seen on 19Seen on 19More>>

  • Watch NASA's live 360° video of the solar eclipse in Charleston, S.C.

    Watch NASA's live 360° video of the solar eclipse in Charleston, S.C.

    Monday, August 21 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-08-21 20:53:48 GMT

    Today, America will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. The total eclipse is only be visible 14 states but a partial eclipse will be visible from everywhere else in the US.  

    More >>

    Today, America will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. The total eclipse is only be visible 14 states but a partial eclipse will be visible from everywhere else in the US.  

    More >>
  • Powerball jackpot up to $650M, drawing Wednesday

    Powerball jackpot up to $650M, drawing Wednesday

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:45:25 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:49:13 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on Saturday August 19, 2017, increasing the next jackpot to $650 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

    More >>

    No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on Saturday August 19, 2017, increasing the next jackpot to $650 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

    More >>
  • LOOK HERE: 2017-18 School start dates

    LOOK HERE: 2017-18 School start dates

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-08-21 14:20:42 GMT
    First day of school for students in NE Ohio. (Source: WOIO)First day of school for students in NE Ohio. (Source: WOIO)

    Summer is wrapping up and students all across the country and in northeast Ohio are headed back to school.  

    More >>

    Summer is wrapping up and students all across the country and in northeast Ohio are headed back to school.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly