Cleveland police homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the murders of three women this year.
CLEVELAND - The FBI is now involved with Cleveland police to investigate the murders of two women and an attempted assault within small area on the city's east side over the past week.
According to Vicki Anderson with the FBI, Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath and several other city officials held a meeting Monday morning to request the FBI's help investigating the two recent homicides on East 93rd Street and Bessemer Avenue.
FBI agents are out collecting additional evidence Tuesday morning in the area of the homicides.
Jazmine Trotter and Christine Malone were both found dead along East 93rd Street last week. The medical examiner's office said both women had been beaten and their official cause of death has been ruled "blunt head trauma and cervical compression."
On Friday, Cleveland police told NewsChannel5 they didn't believe the murders were connected.
"The only connection is their race and proximity," said one investigator who did not want to be named.
On Saturday, police said three people stopped an assault on a woman who was attacked and dragged behind a house on East 116th Street.
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.