CLEVELAND - The causes of death for the three women found dead in East Cleveland last weekend have been determined.
On July 26, the body of 18-year-old Shirellda Terry was found in a garage at Shaw and Hayden avenues. She was wrapped in plastic.
The next day, the body of Shetisha Sheeley, 27, was found in a nearby field behind a garage. The remains of Angela Deskins, 38, were found in the basement of a vacant home at East 139th Street and Shaw.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Terry and Deskins both died from ligature strangulation. Sheeley died from "homicidal violence by unspecified means," the medical examiner said. All three deaths were ruled homicides.
Michael Madison, 35, was arrested in the murders after a short standoff. He's been charged and is being held on $6 million bond.
Some have compared Madison to convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell. Most of Sowell's 11 victims died from ligature strangulation, using items like shoe laces and cords.
Sheeley's family is asking anyone who wants to donate to help pay for her funeral, to go to any First Merit Bank location.