East Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) — Near the areas where the decomposing bodies of three young women were found wrapped in plastic last weekend, angry and frightened residents gather to rally and pray.
“Our women do not feel safe!” one community leader yells.
“We will protect our families!” yells another.
The community here has been badly shaken recently. In the past several years, Cleveland’s metropolitan area has been the center of a series of grisly discoveries of missing, murdered, kidnapped, raped and mutilated women.
The start of this week brought grim news to three families in East Cleveland, as each learned their beloved daughter or mother had been identified as a victim of the city’s latest accused serial killer, Michael Madison.