Cops Find 6 Bodies at Rapist's House

He's arrested as search in Cleveland continues
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2009 3:27 PM CDT
Cops Find 6 Bodies at Rapist's House
This photo released by the Cleveland Police Department shows Anthony E. Sowell.   (AP Photo/Cleveland Police Department)

Cleveland police have arrested a convicted rapist and discovered the remains of six bodies in and around his house. They're asking relatives of missing persons to bring them anything with DNA evidence to help identify the victims, reports the Plain Dealer. Anthony Sowell, 50, has lived at the house since 2005, when he was released from prison after serving 15 years for rape.

"He apparently is a serial rapist," a police spokesman tells CNN. Police found the first two bodies yesterday hidden on the third floor when they went to Sowell's house to charge him with an unrelated rape. Subsequent searches turned up others in the basement, crawl space, and in a shallow grave outside. They're still searching for more. (Read more Cleveland stories.)

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