11th Anniversary Of Discovery Of Imperial Avenue Murders

(Cleveland) - Thursday evening from 5 to 6:30, there will be a vigil marking the 11th anniversary of one of the most gruesome events ever in Cleveland.

It was 11 years ago that the remains of 11 women were found in and around a house at 12205 Imperial Avenue in Cleveland's Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Eventually, Anthony Sowell, who lived there, was convicted of multiple counts, including aggravated murder and kidnapping, and sentenced to death. That sentence has yet to be carried out. Sowell is in the Chillicothe Correctional Center.

The house was torn down, and the site currently sits vacant.

The vigil was organized by by the Imperial Women's Coalition, a group wanting people to remember Black women who have died as a result of violence.

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