Suspect's bond set at $5 million in murder of Cleveland transgender woman Cemia Dove

CLEVELAND - The man accused of killing Cemia Dove and leaving her body in an Olmsted Township pond appeared in court on Friday.

Andrey Bridges's bond was set at $5 million. The 36-year-old was charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Dove was reported missing on March 27 and her half-naked remains were found off of MacKenzie Road  on April 17. Police said there was a concrete block and steel pipe tied to the body.

Dove, a 20-year-old transgender woman, was identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office as Carl Acoff Jr.

Bridges's case was bond over to a grand jury and a preliminary hearing is set for May 16.

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