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Police In East Cleveland Discover Bodies Wrapped In Plastic

Police in Ohio have discovered three bodies wrapped in plastic in a Cleveland suburb.

East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said late Saturday that the bodies had been discovered about 100 to 200 yards apart and that a 35-year-old man – a registered sex offender who served prison time — had been arrested as a suspect in all three deaths. Authorities were searching for more bodies on Sunday, Norton told The Associated Press in an interview.

Norton told the AP that the suspect might have been influenced by serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was sentenced to death in 2011 for killing 11 women and then hiding their remains around his Cleveland home.

"He said some things that led us to believe that in some way, shape, or form, Sowell might be an influence," the mayor told AP.

The mayor, asked if the suspect had a fascination with the Sowell case, replied: "We believe so."

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