Medical examiner identifies fourth homicide victim that was found shot to death in abandoned Cleveland home

Medical examiner identifies fourth homicide victim that was found shot to death in abandoned Cleveland home
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 has identified four people who were found dead in an abandoned home on Cleveland’s Eastside.

The identities of the two victims previously confirmed through fingerprinting are:

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

The third victim was identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner as 19-year-old Aiyanna Quitman of Euclid.

Quitman’s identity was confirmed through x-ray comparisons, according to the medical examiner.

The identity of the fourth individual found in the East 144th Street home has also been officially confirmed by the medical examiner.

The fourth victim was identified as Jazmyne Lawson, 18, of Cleveland. She has been confirmed be dental records, according to the medical examiner.

According to the 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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