Cleveland police homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the murders of three women this year.
CLEVELAND - Residents on Bessemer Avenue in Cleveland are concerned someone may be targeting woman.
On Thursday, Christine Malone was found dead in a field on the street. Less than a week ago, the body of Jazmine Trotter was found less than 2 miles away.
Both women were beaten, according to police, but no official cause of death has been released in either case.
Neighbors said they believe the deaths are similar and that's what has them on age.
"Things got to change," said Laura Cowan of Peace in the Hood. "It's sad that I don't see any involvement from the community. It should be in an uproar right now."
But some feel fear may be holding some back.
"Everybody's scared around the neighborhood," said Devin Long. He thinks people need to step up because the next victim, "could be your sister or mother."
Investigators said on Friday they don't believe the two murders are connected.
"The only connection is their race and proximity," one investigator told NewsChannel5 who did not want to be named.
Police are waiting on the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office for the finished report.
Police are asking anyone who may know something about the murders to come forward.
The cause of death for Cleveland mother of two Ashley Leszyeski, whose body was found on East 93rd Street, has been determined.
Women who live on Cleveland's east side are expressing their fear about a rash of violence against women that's been happening in their own backyard.
Cleveland police released a sketch in the attempted abduction of a 50-year-old woman earlier this month. It happened not far from the scenes of three unsolved murders.
Cleveland Police Department's fourth district will hold a safety meeting Monday night at 6:30 at Williams Chapel Church.
Members of Cleveland's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood are taking matters into their own hands and announced an auxiliary police station on Thursday.
An 18-year-old woman walking home from baby sitting on Cleveland's west side reports a man grabbed her and tried putting her in his SUV.
Funeral arrangements have been made for the Cleveland woman found dead on the city's east side last week.
Sources tell NewsChannel5 another woman has been attacked on Cleveland's east side. They say it happened just after midnight on Monday near East 116th Street and Continental Avenue.