CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Heights police are searching for a man who is wanted in connection to the murder of a woman who was found shot and stabbed to death. Her body was then ditched in a garbage can.
Cleveland Heights police say a warrant has been issued for 35-year-old Yaphet Bradley for the aggravated murder in the death of Miriam Johnson.
The mother of four was found on March 22 outside of a vacant home on Chamberlain Avenue. The medical examiner says Johnson died of a gunshot wound to the head and sharp force injuries to the trunk and extremities. She was missing for nearly a month before her body was discovered. Police say Johnson was initially reported missing on Feb. 25.
Bradley is also wanted on unrelated drug charges.
Police already arrested 24-year-old Calvin Young of Cleveland. Young has been charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing official business, and abuse of a corpse.
Johnson's family issued the following statement Thursday:
He is expected to make his first court appearance today.
If anybody has any information regarding Bradley's location, please contact the Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force or Cleveland Heights Police Department.