Fundraising done for memorial to Cleveland killer’s victims

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fundraising has been completed for a $300,000 community garden and memorial in Cleveland
that will be created on property formerly owned by a convicted serial killer.
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy announced Wednesday that it and other organizations have raised the
money needed for the project, which will be developed on eight vacant residential lots in the area where
Anthony Sowell lived.
Sowell was convicted in 2011 of dozens of charges related to the killings of 11 women and hiding their
remains in and around his home. He was also convicted of raping two other women and attempting to rape
another.
He eventually was sentenced to die but his execution had not been scheduled when he died in prison last
month from an undisclosed illness.
Construction on the memorial project will begin in May or June, officials said, and hopefully will be
completed sometime in the fall.