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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police continue to search this morning for a registered sex offender following last night’s grisly discovery of two decomposed bodies in a home on the city’s southeast side.


Police are searching for Anthony E. Sowell, 50, who served a 15-year sentence in an Ohio prison for a 1989 rape. They discovered the bodies in the third floor of the home in the 12200 block of Imperial Avenue. In the basement police found a freshly dug grave.

Police went to the house to arrest Sowell for an attack inside the home last month.

Sowell, who is 6 feet tall and 155 pounds, wears eyeglasses and frequently wears a mustache and occasionally a beard. He is known to walk the streets “scrapping” and frequents area scrap metal yards, police spokesman Lt. Thomas Stacho said.

Anyone with information on Sowell’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Cleveland Police Sex Crimes Unit at 216-623-5630. imperial.jpg

Courtesey of The Plain Dealer