Victims Of The Charleston Tragedy

This appeared on Facebook so I can’t verify that it’s 100% accurate but I think it’s important to put a face on this senseless act of violence.

Those who lost their lives at Emanuel AME Church are:
• Cynthia Hurd, 54, a manager with the Charleston County Public Library system.


• Ethel Lance, 70, a retiree who recently worked as a church janitor


• Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41, a South Carolina state senator and pastor at the church


• Susie Jackson, 87, a longtime member of the church


• Depayne Middleton Doctor, 49, former Charleston County community development director


• Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a church pastor, speech therapist and a high school girls’ track coach


• Myra Thompson, 59, a pastor at the church


• Rev. Daniel Simmons, Sr., 74, another pastor at the church


• Tywanza Sanders, 26, a 2014 graduate of Allen University, where Pinckney was also an alum.

Remember their names. And remember the 5-year-old that survived because her grandmother instructed her to play dead.

Ohio Police Chief Says More Bodies Could Be Found

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Searchers rummaging through vacant houses in a neighborhood where three female bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags should be prepared to find one or two more victims, a police chief said Sunday.

Police Chief Ralph Spotts told the volunteers to brace themselves for the smell of rotting bodies and to look out for trash bags that might conceal a body.  He declined to elaborate on his comments about the possible additional victims.

When asked about Spotts’ remark, East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said authorities have “lots of reasons” to suspect there are more victims, but he refused to say why.

A 35-year-old registered sex offender in custody is a suspect in the deaths, Norton said.  The suspect, who was arrested Friday after a police standoff, has indicated he might have been influenced by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was convicted in 2011 of killing 11 women and sentenced to death, Norton said.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/news/693363/Ohio-chief-says-more-bodies-could-be-found