DURATION: 1:10

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SHOTLIST:

WEWS -- COURTESY

East Cleveland, Ohio -- July 20, 2013

1. Police cars and police tape

2. Officer with police dog

3. Wide of vacant house

4. Investigators walking through scene

5. SOUNDBITE: NO NAME GIVEN

6. Long shot of police walking up street

AP PHOTOS

7. STILL: Anthony Sowell in court

8. STILL: Sowell's house

WEWS -- COURTESY

East Cleveland, Ohio -- July 20, 2013

9. Officers talking

10. Officer with dog

11. Black minivan outside house

12. People talking and pointing

13. SOUNDBITE: NO NAME GIVEN

14. Officer with dog

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

POLICE IN EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO TAPED OFF VACANT HOUSES AND SEARCHED THEM AFTER THREE BODIES WERE FOUND WRAPPED IN PLASTIC.

THE VICTIMS ARE BELIEVED TO BE FEMALE. THEY WERE FOUND ABOUT 100 TO 200 FEET APART--EACH IN THE FETAL POSITION AND WRAPPED IN SEVERAL LAYERS OF GARBAGE BAGS.

SOUNDBITE: NO NAME GIVEN

I have 3 daughters of my own and me and I do walk and go to the store so it's kinda scary out here.

POLICE SAY THEY HAVE ARRESTED A 35-YEAR-OLD SEX OFFENDER. HE HASN'T BEEN CHARGED OR PUBLICLY NAMED. THE MAYOR SAYS THE MAN MAY HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY ANTHONY SOWELL. HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING AND HIDING THE REMAINS OF 11 WOMEN AROUND HIS CLEVELAND HOME.

AS POLICE COMBED THROUGH THIS NEIGHBORHOOD SATURDAY--THEY SAID THAT A woman's body had been found Friday in a garage. two other bodies were found a day later--one in a backyard and the other in the basement of a vacant house. All three people are believed to have been killed in the last six to 10 days.

AS THE NEWS BROKE--NEIGHBORS SOUGHT SOME SENSE OF PEACE.

SOUNDBITE: NO NAME GIVEN

Talk a lot about how bad things are and I've heard a lot of people complain that we can stay there, but you know what? I don't want to remain a victim. How about you?

POLICE SAY THEY ARE STILL INTERVIEWING THE SUSPECT AND WERE TO RESUME THE SEARCH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

MATT FRIEDMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS.

 

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