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.
Andrey Bridges, the man facing multiple charges in the case of a body found in an Olmsted Township pond, appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court Thursday morning.
Police and FBI agents arrested a suspect wanted in the murder of Carl Edward Acoff Jr.
The man accused of killing transgender woman Cemia Dove and leaving her remains in an Olmsted Township pond was indicted on murder and kidnapping charges.
The man accused of killing Cemia Dove and leaving her body in an Olmsted Township pond appeared in court on Friday.
A memorial will be held Monday from 5-6 p.m. at the Beyond Identities Community Center in Cleveland for Cemia Dove, whose body was found in an Olmsted Township pond.
Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman said the murder of a transgender woman whose body was found in a pond should be treated as a hate crime.
Olmsted Township police have identified the man's body found in a pond and tied to a concrete block and steel pipe on April 17.