Tuesday, October 22 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-10-22 19:05:26 GMT
FBI Officials announced a press conference will be taking place in less than an hour. Authorities say the press conference is in regards to today's county indictment of Elias Acevedo, Sr. The presser,More >>
Justice for Christina Adkins and Pamela Pemberton.
A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted convicted sex offender Elias Acevedo, Sr. Thursday in a 293 count indictment.More >>
Tuesday, October 22 2013 3:03 PM EDT2013-10-22 19:03:42 GMT
Elias Acevedo, Sr. Is scheduled to go on trial todayon unrelated charges of rape and kidnapping. He is also! scheduled to be arraigned on the 293 counts in connection with two cold case murders. CopyrightMore >>
The suspect accused in two cold case murders appeared in court on Monday morning.
Elias Acevedo, Sr. pleaded not guilty to 293 counts; including aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition.
Monday, October 14 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-10-14 22:14:39 GMT
There's an eerie connection between a man questioned about Christina Adkins and the remains found off I-490. Police say that he was also questioned about a woman found dead off I-490 back in 1994. AccordingMore >>
Sex offender on trial for a separate sexual assault is now being questioned about the remains found in the search of Christina Adkins. More >>
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
The suspect accused in two cold case murders was in court Wednesday afternoon for a pre-trial hearing.
Elias Acevedo, Sr. is accused of aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutors say the convicted sex offender killed Pamela Pemberton in October of 1994. Her body was found near Clark Field.
Acevedo has also been linked by the FBI's Violent Crime Task Force to the disappearance of Christina Adkins. Adkins went missing in January of 1995. She was last seen on West 25th Street. She was 18-years-old and five months pregnant.
The Medical Examiner confirmed the remains found under the I-90 - I-490 interchange on October 11 were that of the pregnant teenager.
Acevedo, Sr. is currently jailed on $5M bond. His next pre-trial is set for Nov. 18. A trial date may be set at that time.
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >>
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:43:46 GMT
As Ja-Naya Thompson's short life was celebrated, there were a lot of tears and hugs as hundreds of people paid their respects during the visitation and the funeral service.More >>
As Ja-Naya Thompson's short life was celebrated, there were a lot of tears and hugs as hundreds of people paid their respects during the visitation and the funeral service. People told me they went to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for two reasons, to mourn the loss of five year old Ja-Naya and to show support to the parents who must now face life without their beloved child.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:54:08 GMT
Gulfport resident Michele Davidson started an online petition with the hope of getting Mississippi to change the requirements for issuing an AMBER Alert.More >>
Michele Davidson did not know Janaya Thompson or her family, but she was so saddened by the young girl's death that she started a petition. Davidson wants to make it easier for an AMBER Alert to be issued when a child goes missing.More >>