Cleveland police continue to investigate several cold case homicides stemming from spring 2013.
CLEVELAND - As the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner works to identify a decomposed woman's body found on the east side of Cleveland, the family of a missing mother waits to hear if it's their loved one.
On Wednesday, the family of Ashley Leszyeski provided the office with her DNA. The 22-year-old has been missing since May 3 only blocks from where a body was found Tuesday on Anderson Avenue off of East 93rd Street.
All Cleveland police could confirm on Wednesday was that the body is a white female.
Leszyeski's family said Ashley was in the East 93rd Street/ Heath area doing an errand the last time she was seen. Since then, no one has seen or heard from the young mother of two.
"Are we going to plan a funeral or plan a search party?" said Ashley's sister-in-law Laura. "That's where we are at right now."
Authorities said it could take a few days before a positive identification on the body is made. DNA and dental records will be used to make the determination.
Cleveland police homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the murders of three women this year.
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.