Anthony Sowell

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Anthony Sowell
Background information
Birth nameAnthony Edward Sowell
Born(1959-08-19)August 19, 1959
Ohio, U.S.
DiedFebruary 8, 2021(2021-02-08) (aged 61)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
SentenceDeath sentence for murder.
Number of victims11
Span of killingsMay 2007–September 2009
CountryUnited States
Date apprehendedOctober 31, 2009

Anthony Edward Sowell (August 19, 1959 – February 8, 2021)[1] was an American serial killer and rapist. He was known as the Cleveland Strangler. He was arrested in October 2009 after the bodies of eleven women were discovered by police at his home, 12205 Imperial Avenue, in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.[2]

He was imprisoned at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. On January 21, 2021, he began receiving end-of-life care at the Franklin Medical Center for a terminal illness. He died on February 8, in Columbus, Ohio.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Offender Search Detail". Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Archived from the original on September 25, 2020. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. "Six bodies at US rapist's house". BBC News. October 31, 2009. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
  3. "Anthony Sowell, serial killer known as the "Cleveland Strangler," has died at 61 from a terminal illness". CBS NEWS. February 9, 2021. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  4. "Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell dies of terminal illness in prison hospital". 9 February 2021. Retrieved February 9, 2021.