(Cleveland) – The FBI is now helping in the search for a killer on Cleveland's east side. Special Agent Vicki Anderson says Cleveland Police reached out to the FBI for help in the cases/
Jazmine Trotter and Christine Malone were both found along East 93rd Street last week.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday that Malone and Trotter both died from blunt head trauma and cervical compression (strangulation).
Meanwhile, police are investigating a Kidnapping/Gross Sexual Imposition incident which occurred Saturday in the 2900 block of East 116th Street.
Cleveland Police say that approximately 5:30 a.m., the 20-year-old black female victim reported that she was walking to work when an unknown black male suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her and dragged her toward an abandoned house. The male assaulted the victim and attempted to remove her clothing.
The attack was thwarted when a female and two males approached in a blue Pontiac during the attack and yelled, causing the suspect to flee. The Good Samaritans left the scene prior to the arrival of the police.
The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that the three individuals that came to the victim’s aid contact the Division’s Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5630.
Although the Trotter and Malone incidents do have some similarities with this one, police say there is no evidence at this time linking them.
Trotter’s body was found in an abandoned home last week in the 3900 block of East 93rd Street.
The suspect in the current case is described as an black male in his forties 6'2, thin build, small gap between upper teeth, and wearing black hooded knee length jacket, dark blue or black Dickies brand pants ripped at the bottom, black steel toe boots and black winter gloves.
In addition, the Cleveland Division of Police advises that individuals walking alone after dark or before daylight be cognizant of their surroundings, do not be preoccupied or distracted by such things as texting or playing games on cell phones and always notify a friend or family member of their intended destination/whereabouts and call police if you see anything suspicious.
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