Cleveland police question person of interest in homicide of Jazmine Trotter on city's east side

CLEVELAND - Homicide detectives are questioning a person of interest connection with the murder of Jazmine Trotter, Cleveland police say.

A family member found Trotter, 20, dead underneath the porch of an abandoned house on East 93 rd Street in Cleveland on March 24. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said she died from blunt head trauma and cervical compression.

Cleveland police did not provide any additional information about the person being questioned.

Police said Trotter was reported missing by her boyfriend on March 22 after she didn't show up for work. Her family said she frequently walked in the area.

Just days after Trotter's remains were discovered, a group of children found the body of 45-year-old Christine Malone in a small field on Bessemer Avenue. Malone's sister reported her missing on March 23.

Cleveland police insist there is no evidence to connect to the two murders. On Tuesday, Cleveland police enlisted the help of the FBI on the case.

A 20-year-old woman was able to escape an attack early Saturday morning on East 116th Street. Cleveland police said a man came up from behind, dragged her behind a house and tried to remove her pants. Three people driving by yelling at her attacker, causing him to flee.

Stay with and NewsChannel5 for the latest on these ongoing investigations.

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