Imperial Avenue: Coroner Identifies 5th, 6th and 7th Victims

CLEVELAND - The Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office has positively identified the fifth, sixth and seventh victims found at 12205 Imperial Avenue. Cleveland Police Homicide detectives, assisted by a Violent Loss Response Team from Mental Health Services, made notifications to the family's of Amelda Hunter, 47, Crystal Dozier, 38, and Michelle Mason, 45, all of Cleveland.

Ms. Hunter, born on 11-05-62, lived in the 3200 block of E.137 St. She was not reported as a missing person at the time of the discovery of the victim's bodies at Anthony Sowell's residence. Her family reported her missing on November 3, 2009 indicating that she was last seen on or about April 18, 2009.

Ms. Dozier, born 7-06-71, lived in the 6900 block of Kinsman Avenue. She was not reported as a missing person at the time of the discovery of the victim's bodies. She was reportedly last seen in October, 2007.

Ms. Mason, born 12-22-63, lived in the 2900 block of E.121 St. She was reported missing in the city of Cleveland on October 12, 2008 by her mother who stated that she last saw her daughter on or about October 4, 2008. At that time, it was reported to Cleveland Police that Ms. Mason suffered from Bi-polar disorder and that she was not taking her prescribed medications. In an attempt to locate Ms. Mason or to uncover clues to her whereabouts, Cleveland Police conducted dozens of follow up searches for Ms. Mason and actively searched for her in various areas of the city of Cleveland. Cleveland Police also checked area hospitals as well as residences of both Ms. Mason and a family member. Additionally, checks were made with the city of Garfield, Ohio. Unfortunately, the extensive investigative effort failed to provide any insight into the location of Ms. Mason.


Almeda Hunter                             Michelle Mason                 Crystal Dozier