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Three bodies found in East Cleveland

Three bodies found in East Cleveland

(Cuyahoga County) - Police say three bodies have been found in plastic bags in East Cleveland and 35-year old convicted sex offender Michael Madison is in police custody.

Police Commander Mike Cardilli said a woman's body was found Friday in a garage and two other bodies were found Saturday - one in a backyard and the other in the basement of a vacant house.

The remains were discovered in the area of Shaw and Hayden Avenues, and two bodies found Saturday are also females.

Investigators blocked off the area and detectives searched abandoned homes for additional bodies before calling off the search Sunday.

Mayor Gary Norton

Mayor Gary Norton visited the scene Saturday and called the tragedy "an absolute  worst case senario".

East Cleveland detectives believe the cases are related. All the victims were found in garbage bags, and may have died within 6 to 10 days of each other.

Cardilli said Madison was arrested after a standoff with police Friday, and is a suspect in all three deaths. Madison remains in custody, and is expected to be formally charged Monday.  The investigation continues.

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(Photos by WTAM's Ken Robinson)

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