East Cleveland Murders: Perception or reality? - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

East Cleveland Murders: Perception or reality?

Crime scene, East Cleveland murders Crime scene, East Cleveland murders

Cleveland is once again in the spotlight, this time for the serial murders. Three women were found dead in East Cleveland.

A suspect is now facing serious charges and the case is making local and international headlines just months after three women held captive for a decade were found alive.

So is there a perception that we live in a violent city? 

"The people that have done these things Anthony Sowell, Castro. They don't define who we are as a city," says Gil Santiago.

Several people in downtown shared their opinions with 19 Action News on "perception versus reality."

"I think it is probably giving Cleveland a bad name cause it's like back to back with those other cases. But, hey it can happen anywhere," says Gwen Hopkins.

"It's such a beautiful city. It has so much to offer. I feel very safe here in Cleveland and I enjoy the area," says Kim Miller.

A view of a city others who don't live here may see differently and for many who call Cleveland their home what others may see is not reality.

"I love our city. It's an amazing city we live in. It's a beautiful place to be," added Santiago.

If you would like to take back your streets you can do so by calling Crime Stoppers to report crime in your area. 216-25-crime.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Community reacts to discovery of dead infants found in suitcase

    Community reacts to discovery of dead infants found in suitcase

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-02-18 00:29:51 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-02-18 00:34:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Residents in Cross County are still in shock after the bodies of infant twins were found in a suitcase on County Road 602.

    Residents in Cross County are still in shock after the bodies of infant twins were found in a suitcase on County Road 602.

  • breaking

    Student arrested in school threat

    Student arrested in school threat

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-17 23:10:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-02-17 23:46:16 GMT

    According to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett, a juvenile was arrested Saturday on suspicion of terroristic threatening after the student sent a picture. 

    According to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett, a juvenile was arrested Saturday on suspicion of terroristic threatening after the student sent a picture. 

  • breaking

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-02-17 17:46:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-02-17 21:13:19 GMT

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

Powered by Frankly