On July 21, Cleveland authorities announced they had discovered the bodies of three women, later identified as Angela Deskins, from left, Shirellda Terry and Shetisha Sheeley. All three women had been reported missing.
Suspect arrested in deaths —
Michael Madison, 35, a registered sex offender, was charged in the deaths of the three women. He was arrested after investigators noticed a foul odor coming from a garage he leased and found a body inside. Police believe he killed the women over a 10-day period.
East Cleveland Police Dept.
Cleveland's missing women —
Posters for missing women and girls can been seen all over metropolitan Cleveland's impoverished neighborhoods. The Cleveland police website lists 54 women as missing within its city limits, but a community leader said he thinks that number is actually in the hundreds.
Still missing: Christina Kleckner —
Christina Kleckner, 24, was last seen in Cleveland in October 2011 after an argument with her parents, according to CNN affiliate WEWS. Her father reported her missing the next day. Kleckner, a recovering drug addict with mental disabilities, was being treated for bipolar disorder and had been involved in prostitution.
Still missing: Minerva Tripp —
Cleveland resident Minerva Tripp vanished last year at age 41.
Still missing: Ashley Summers —
A photo of Ashley Summers, who was last seen in the Cleveland area on July 9, 2007, beside an age-progressed rendering of her.
FBI (left), NCMEC
Still missing: Christina Adkins —
Christina Adkins was last seen in Cleveland in January 1995. She was 18 years old and five months pregnant when she disappeared.
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Missing women emerge from captivity —
Amanda Berry emerged from captivity in May, leading to the freedom of two other missing Cleveland women: Michelle Knight, left, was abducted at age 21 in August 2002, and Gina DeJesus, center, was 14 when she disappeared in 2004. Berry, right, had gone missing at age 16 in 2003.
James Ford Rhodes High School yearbook/fbi
Ariel Castro arrested —
Ariel Castro was charged May 8 with kidnapping the three women. He has pleaded not guilty to the 977 counts against him.
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office
Cleveland's notorious serial killer —
In 2009, Cleveland police found the remains of 11 women at the home of Anthony Sowell. All had disappeared from across the city over a two-year period. Sowell is on death row.
Cuyahoga County Sheriff
Sowell's 'house of horrors' demolished —
The Cleveland home of convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell -- dubbed the "house of horrors" -- was demolished in December 2011.