Two workers alert police to foul odor in East Cleveland garage where first body is found

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - Workers at East Cleveland Cable TV said they knew something was wrong Friday morning. They saw flies and smelled a foul odor coming from a garage in East Cleveland.

"It's a smell you can't explain, took a while to get out of my nose," Shaeaun Childs said. Childs and his coworker, Mikki Taylor, called police.

They told police the garage was used by a tenant in an apartment above East Cleveland Cable TV. Taylor said police asked her to call the tenant, Michael Madison, and ask him to open the garage.

"I called him and said 'Michael, we need to get into the garage.' He paused and said 'I'm not there,'" Taylor said. When police got inside, they found the body of a woman wrapped in plastic.

Madison was arrested a short time later. Two more bodies were found the next day in the same area.

"Every morning I saw him, we spoke. He would say 'You look lovely,'" Taylor said. She is shocked that Madison is accused of killing three women.

Madison faces kidnapping and murder charges. The FBI set up a hotline for information about Michael Madison. That number is 1-800-CALLFBI.

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