Printed on: July 24, 2013

2nd victim identified in Ohio


EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities on Tuesday identified a second of three female victims whose bodies were found last week wrapped in trash bags, saying the description of her tattoos helped them figure out who she is.

The body of Shetisha Sheeley, 28, of Cleveland, was found in a field Saturday, East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said.

The identification was made through fingerprints and information from the tattoos, which "permitted the comparison" that led to her identification, said Thomas Gilson, Cuyahoga County's medical examiner. Gilson said his office is actively working to identify the third victim and he hoped to release information on how the women died within a few days.

The victim's mother, Kim Sheeley, asked for prayers and said her daughter's death "has been really, really" hard on her.

Michael Madison, 35, is in custody facing preliminary charges of aggravated murder and kidnapping in the slayings. He is a registered sex offender who served four years in prison beginning in 2002 for attempted rape and attempted possession of drugs.