Canton Murder/Dangerous Attempted Rape Suspect on the Loose/Lots - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Canton Murder/Dangerous Attempted Rape Suspect on the Loose/Lots of Sunshine

Man murdered in Canton Tuesday morning. (Source: Raycom Media) Man murdered in Canton Tuesday morning. (Source: Raycom Media)

Canton police say a 35-year-old man was shot to death early Tuesday morning. Police were called to 15th Street and Lee Court SW around one a.m. for a report of a person down in the area. When officers arrived, they found the victim outside with a gunshot wound to the torso. EMS rushed him to Aultman Hospital where he died. Police have id'd the victim as Marlan Lige. There are no arrests.

Cleveland Police need the public's help to identify a man wanted for kidnapping and attempted rape. Police say it was a bold attack because it happened in broad daylight in a busy area. "He's very brazen and very bold. So our hope is we can catch up with him before he attacks someone else," said Detective Jennifer Ciaccia. Police say on July 6 just before 8 a.m., a 25-year-old woman reported that she was walking on West 98th Street near the Cudell Rec Center on her way to the bus stop, when she says she was attacked from behind by an unidentified man. The victim told police the man put his arm around her neck, pulled a grey sweatshirt over her head and face, and violently dragged her behind a bush and attempted to rape her. The woman was able to fight him off by kicking and scratching him. Now residents in the area are keeping an eye out. "It's a shock to know that something like that's going on in the area. With so many kids and older people in the area, it's kind of messed up," said Brandon McWhorter, who lives in the area. "It's actually a bold move because there's people in and out of this store, the guys at the fire station, they sit out front. So I don't know, it must've been dead out there when it happened," he said. Right now, police don't think this man is linked to any other attacks. Police say the victim was wearing headphones. They want to remind everyone to be on alert wherever you are, especially if you're alone.

This morning is the only time that we could see rain until Saturday evening!  Awesome few days coming our way! Lots of sunshine, lower humidity until the weekend where we'll be hot and humidity again!

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy start with a very slight chance of some rain early, afternoon looks to be sunny. High: 77 Canton: 80

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear might want to give your AC a break. LOW: 58

WEDNESDAY: Sunny High: 79

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