CLEVELAND - Dozens of people turned out for a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of a young, Cleveland mother of three found dead along Interstate 90.
Angel Bradley-Crockett's body was found naked in April 2010 on the side of I-90 near 41st Street. According to police, she was strangled for her clothes and jewelry after a minor car accident and her body then dumped on the side of the road.
The two Cleveland police officers, who responded to the call, mistook her body for a dead deer. They were placed on six months leave without pay following the incident.
On Tuesday, family members and friends of the 26-year-old came to the spot where her body was found to leave stuffed animals. One year later there was no mistaking a mother's pain.
"I wouldn't wish this on anybody," Patricia Bradley said.
"I love her she was just like a child of mine. They took her away from me," Angel's aunt Helen Wilkerson said.
"She was my light. And (we) got to this point, it is not better. It is still horrible," Angel's father Charlie Williams said.
Police arrested 23-year-old Latesha Santos and 30-year-old Stephon Davis. Santos pleaded guilty in February to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery and gross abuse of a corpse.
Davis is in jail awaiting trial and has been indicted on four counts of aggravated murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of gross abuse of a corpse.