Authorities have identified seven of 11 victims whose remains were found at the Cleveland home of Anthony Sowell, who has been charged with five counts of aggravated murder.
• Tonia Carmichael, 52, of Warrensville Heights, was the first victim identified. Family members say they feared the worst when the first bodies were discovered in the home and backyard. Carmichael was last seen nearly a year ago after telling a friend she was going out for some fun. Her family says she was a crack cocaine addict and claim police didn't pursue her disappearance because of her drug history.
• Telacia Fortson, 31, of East Cleveland, disappeared in June. She had three children, but lost custody because of drug use. She still spent time with them and when she didn't show up to braid their hair, family members became alarmed. Fortson also liked arranging flowers and attending church.
• Tishana Culver, 31, of Cleveland, lived a few houses away from Sowell on Imperial Avenue. The mother of four was last seen by her family in June 2008. She had several drug convictions and worked as a beautician.
• Nancy Cobbs, 43, of Cleveland, disappeared in April around the time of her birthday. She had four children and was living with a daughter about three blocks from Sowell's house. She was a familiar face in the area and had a history of drug abuse.
• Amelda Hunter, 47, of Cleveland, was a mother of two sons and a daughter. Family members say she vanished last April. Hunter's brother says he had dropped her off in Sowell's neighborhood several times and knows that she drank beer with him in his house. Known to friends as Amy, family members say she loved to read, watch television and work crossword puzzles.
• Crystal Dozier, 38, of Cleveland, was last seen two years ago in October 2007. She lived a few miles away from Sowell's house on the city's east side, but a few years earlier had lived on the same street as the suspect.
• Michelle Mason, 45, of Cleveland, lived near Sowell's neighborhood and rarely went longer than two days without talking to her family. They went to police after not hearing from her for a few days in October 2008. Her sister says police didn't take it seriously because of her arrest record, even though she had stopped cashing her Social Security checks. Police say they conducted dozens of searches, including near her home and at hospitals.
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