Man charged after false tip on location of missing Cleveland teen Amanda Berry

CLEVELAND - The inmate who claimed to know where the remains of missing Cleveland teenager Amanda Berry are located is facing charges.

Robert Wolford, 25, was sentenced to 26 years in prison for a 2007 murder. According to court documents, Wolford has been charged with obstructing justice, making false alarms and falsification.

Berry was 17 years old when she disappeared while walking home from her job at Burger King on West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue in 2003.

Wolford told police he killed Berry and buried her in a lot at West 30th Street and Lorain Avenue, Cleveland police said. Investigators spent two days carefully sifting through dirt and using two backhoes along the property.

A search of court documents showed Wolford has made several attempts to get out of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility since he was convicted in 2008. He was able to win a new trial through his handwritten appeals, but later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

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