CLEVELAND - Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell and his 11 victims are the subject of a book out today called "Nobody's Women."
Author Steve Miller describes the Oct. 9, 2009 day Cleveland police detectives came to Sowell's home to arrest the ex-Marine and registered sex offender on week-old rape charges.
"But this was no ordinary house, nor would it be a routine arrest," writes Miller. Police found two decomposing bodies at his Imperial Avenue home that day. And that was only the beginning of the horror that followed.
In all, 11 black women's bodies were found buried in and around Sowell's home.
"(Sowell) mannered and well-spoken veneer masked a monster who felt no mercy for those he butchered. His twisted existence spent among the decaying bodies of his victims. And how he picked his victims from the fringes of society, lost souls with criminal records or drug habits, that would make them less likely to arouse alarm if they simply disappeared," Miller writes.
In 2010, Sowell was convicted of 82 counts, including aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping, and was sentenced to die.
Miller, from Michigan, has an extensive background in investigative reporting. He's the author of "Girl, Wanted," the chase for Sarah Pender, and co-author of "A Slaying in the Suburbs," the Tara Grant Murder.
The book is available online from Amazon.