Cleveland Serial Killer Anthony Sowell is a convicted rapist. The Cleveland Serial Killer Anthony Sowell came under investigation when a woman went to the police and told them she was raped at Anthony Sowell’s address. Cops found 6 dead bodies inside the house.
There’s more. As the Anthony Sowell/Cleveland Serial Killer case is under continued investigation authorities are searching for more and more bodies. The search will be expanded to nearby abandoned homes where the Cleveland Serial Killer could have stashed his victims.
According to CBS, there have been complaints of a foul smell in the area for months. No one anticipated that the foul odor was from decomposing bodies, as most assumed the foul smell came from a nearby sausage plant.
So far 10 bodies have been found inside the residence of Anthony Sowell. Authorities have also discovered a skull as well. Investigators plan to rip down the walls of the Cleveland Serial Killer’s home to search for more bodies within.
What’s strange about the Cleveland Serial Killer is that he is a registered sex offender. Because of this, police would drop in at his house to check on him. He’s been at the same house for over 3 years, and no one suspected him of harming anyone.
How is it that the police dropped by his house and didn’t notice the foul odor? Maybe if the police would have acted with a little more suspicion, then maybe some of Anthony Sowell’s victims would still be alive.
Another reason why Anthony Sowell could have stayed below authorities radars is because his victims were typically transients and drug abusers. According to a statement made by the victim that escaped from the Cleveland Serial Killer’s home, Sowell told her that “you’re just another crack (blank) from the street. No one will know if you’re missing.”
The Cleveland Serial Killer case is chilling. Just because his victims were transients or drug users don’t mean that they aren’t people that deserve a chance at life. Furthermore, families of some of Sowell’s potential victims had difficulties filing missing persons reports. Once the reports were filed, police probably didn’t act on them with the urgency that they should. Had the police done their jobs correctly, maybe some of these women would be with their families today. One family even had to demand to see the officer in charge to even get a report filed.