Neighbors Want Serial Killer’s House Renamed

The neighbors of a home where 11 women were murdered want the entire street to be renamed so that it no longer holds the stigma of the violent crimes that took place there.

In Mount Pleasant in Cleveland, business owners, residents and relatives of victims are proposing that Imperial Avenue, where Anthony Sowell committed his murders, be changed to a new name.

The house where the bodies were hidden was fenced off and kept intact during the trial as evidence and was demolished in December. The group is expected to make a recommendation of a new name to council members over the next couple of months.