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Police Identify Skull Found in Anthony Sowell's House of Horrors as Leshanda Long

(AP/John Kuntz, Plain Dealer; CPD)
CLEVELAND (CBS/AP) Police in Cleveland have identified a 10th woman whose skull was discovered wrapped in paper in a bucket at the home of accused serial killer Anthony Sowell.

PICTURES: Anthony Sowell's Home of Horror

Police Lt. Thomas Stacho says 25-year-old Leshanda Long had not been seen since August 2008 but was not reported as a missing person. She had been reported missing twice when she was in her teens.

Stacho says the coroner's office identified Long through DNA. He says the task was complicated by the fact that only her skull was found at Anthony Sowell's house.

Remains of 11 people turned up there. Only one is still unidentified. Sowell has been charged with five counts of aggravated murder.

Police on Wednesday took the search for more bodies to the house next door to Sowell's and carried out bags of evidence.

PICTURES: Anthony Sowell's Home of Horror

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