CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 15-year-old girl was found shot to death in a vacant lot Wednesday morning in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, and now police are working with a handful of tips to find the killer.
The teen was found in the 9300 block of Empire Avenue near East 93rd Street, and residents reported hearing several gunshots at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
Police say a black van or SUV was seen leaving the area.
The Cleveland Police Homicide Unit, the Special Investigations Unit and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office all converged at the scene to investigate.
The victim was reported missing last year, but it’s not yet clear whether she had been found prior to her death.
19 News won’t name the victim at this time, until we can confirm that family was notified about her death.
Anyone with information regarding the East Side killing is urged to contact investigators at 216-623-5464.
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