Medical examiner rules deaths of 4 people found in abandoned home as homicide by gunshot wounds

Medical examiner rules deaths of 4 people found in abandoned home as homicide by gunshot wounds
Four bodies were dead and decaying in an abandoned home on 144th St. (Source: Sia Nyorkor)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified two of the four people who were found dead in an abandoned home on Cleveland’s East side.

The identities of the two victims confirmed through fingerprinting are:

  • Dejuan Willis, a 20-year-old African-American from Cleveland
  • Christopher Monroe, a 23-year-old African-American from Cleveland

Identities for the other two individuals found in the East 144th Street home have not yet been officially confirmed.

According to the medical examiner’s report, the cause and manner of death for all four individuals has been ruled homicide by multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators found the decomposing bodies in the attic of the abandoned home after neighbors alerted police to a strong odor in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood on Saturday night.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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