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CLEVELAND – While the search for more victims continues on Imperial Avenue, familes of those already identified are starting to get closure.

Funeral services took place Saturday morning for both Michelle Mason and Nancy Cobbs.

Loved ones released balloons in memory of Michelle Mason. It was a somber and yet celebratory conclusion to her funeral services at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where many congregated with words of comfort.

“We’re all feeling the same way. We’re all feeling the same grief, and we all want to be able to recover and be healed at the same time,” says Mason’s longtime neighbor Quiana Taylor.

Just blocks away, friends and family of Nancy Cobbs gathered for what proved to be an emotional farewell.

“She was just a family-oriented person. And for her going away, the way it happened was bad, but this is beautiful,” says Cobbs’ in-law Nicey Patton.

Nancy Cobbs may have been a victim, but she is now a catalyst for compassion and justice.

Investigators returned to the scene Saturday morning to comb through Anthony Sowell’s yard and house for more clues.

Cobbs’ niece, Monica Lawson, left her aunt’s services and went to the scene on Imperial Avenue, for the first time.

“I definitely hope that the search is done and that there’s nothing else to be found, because this is not a feeling that anyone deserves,” Lawson says.

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