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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 28-year-old woman has been identified as another victim in a series of East Cleveland killings.
Shetisha Sheeley is one of three women who were found dead, East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson confirmed Tuesday.
Mayor Norton said fingerprints, along with tattoo descriptions released to the public, helped identify Sheeley. He also said the public is playing an important role in the process.
Sheeley's body was found in a field Saturday, according to the medical examiner. The first victim was found in a garage after authorities were alerted to a foul odor. A third was discovered in the basement of a vacant home. All three bodies were found wrapped in trash bags.
Angela Deskins was identified as one of the victims in a news conference Monday. Norton said Tuesday he knew family members of Deskins.
A third victim remains unidentified as the investigation continues.
Michael Madison has been charged with three counts each of aggravated murder and kidnapping in connection with the deaths. He is being held in jail on $6 million bond. Norton said Madison may have been influenced by convicted killer Anthony Sowell.
Shetisha Sheeley's 25-year-old brother Dontel was killed this past December in an unrelated case, Sheeley's mother told Scripp's sister station, Cleveland's NewsChannel5.
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