A Cleveland man accused of murdering a transgender woman and dumping the body in an Olmsted Township pond is speaking out to NewsChannel5 from behind bars.
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.