Cleveland Clinic nurse Aliza Sherman stabbed to death outside divorce lawyer's office
Colleen Seitz, newsnet5.com
8:34 AM, Mar 26, 2013
2:41 PM, Mar 26, 2013
CLEVELAND - No arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a 53-year-old Beachwood woman.
Aliza Sherman was the mother of four and a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic.
Police say she was discovered at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday lying in a pool of blood behind The Galleria near East 12th Street.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Sherman died from multiple stab wounds.
Friends said she was downtown visiting her lawyer. They said she was in the middle of divorce proceedings from her estranged husband.
Court records show there was to be a proceeding Tuesday and another in April. Sherman's estranged husband declined NewsChannel5's request for an interview.
Domestic issues between the two dated as far back as 2000. Beachwood police were called out to the home at least 20 times, according to records.
"My friend Aliza was the most caring, giving person anyone could ever meet. All my children thought of her like a second mother," said Gilda Katz. "Tears - my whole family was in tears. She was just so loved by my family, by friends by the community."
Investigators said there is surveillance video in the area, but they have not said if the attack was caught on tape.
There are no suspects at this time.
Beachwood police said they've been called to Sherman's home multiple times, but would not elaborate.
The Clinic released the following statement:
"We are saddened by the tragic death of our long-time employee, Aliza, who was an invitro fertilization nurse. She has touched many lives and will always be remembered for her warmth and kindness. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time."