Victims' families watch as Anthony Sowell's Cleveland house is demolished

CLEVELAND - A group chanted, "tear it down, tear it down," as the wrecking crew moved in to demolish the house where Anthony Sowell lived and where the bodies of 11 women were found.

The house of the convicted killer was dismantled piece by piece on Tuesday. Crews started dismantling 12205 Imperial Avenue around 7 a.m. Tuesday. The relatives of the 11 victims who were murdered at the house watched.

Denise Hunter, a relative of one of the victims, said she thought about, "The devastation of what they went through in that house" as she watched the demolition begin.

The gruesome discovery of the victims were found in and around Sowell's home a little more than two years ago.

Tuesday, the neighborhood, the victims' relatives and those working to change the way missing person cases are handled watched.

"The unprecedented murders of the 11 women have not been in vein, " said community activist Kathy Wray Coleman.

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