EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Police have signed aggravated murder warrants against the suspect accused of murdering a father and his 14-year-old daughter.
“This particular homicide was probably one of the most heinous homicides I’ve been involved with,” said Commander Scott Gardner, Detective with the East Cleveland Police Department.
Paul and 14-year-old Paris Bradley, an honor roll student in Bedford, were tortured and found in a burning car in East Cleveland on Oct. 10.
Police say the Bradleys were taken from their home around 3 a.m., but the car wasn’t found six hours later.
The car, a silver Buick LaCrosse with New York license plates, was found in an abandoned lot near 14603 Savannah Avenue
“The fact that you would torture a 14 year-old girl, shoot her three times in the head, but all evidence indication Paris was shot while Paul was still alive,” Gardner explained.
East Cleveland police said a reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Ronald Newberry. Detectives do not believe Newberry acted alone.
At this stage in the investigation, robbery appears to be a motive in the crime.
Police say they have video from the area that shows Newberry’s dark blue 2010 Ford Edge follow the victim’s car to Savannah Avenue where the burning car was found with the Bradleys inside, deceased.
Charred remains can still be seen where the burning car was found.
Police say they found a picture on Instagram that was taken and posted before the homicides of the suspect in the very location.
“Mr. Newberry is very familiar with that location. We actually have an Instagram photograph of him sadistically posing prior to the homicide of that exact location,” Gardner said.
Crisp spoke with Newberry several times after the shooting. He said he didn’t know who shot him, and said he felt targeted.
Now police are looking for him.
“I definitely would consider him dangerous,” Gardner said.
There is a reward out for information.
On Tuesday, detectives received information that appears to indicate the Newberry may still be in the East Cleveland area.
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