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Police announce $10,000 reward in quadruple homicide case on Cleveland's East Side

Posted at 10:41 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 18:52:57-04

CLEVELAND — City and county law enforcement are offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding the homicides of four people found dead in an abandoned house last month, Cleveland police announced during a news conference on Wednesday.

The four individuals have been identified as Aiyanna Quitman, 19, of Euclid; Jazmyne Lawson, 18, of Cleveland; Christopher Monroe, 23, and Dejaun Willis, 20, both of Cleveland.

Their bodies were found two weeks after they died, according to detectives working the case.

Lawson was pregnant at the time of her death and all the victims were couples, police said during the news conference. Their relation to one another is unknown at this time, police said.

Police said they still don't know the reasons behind the deaths. They have some leads but need the public's helping piecing this case together.

Police reiterated during the news conference that anyone who had interactions with the victims before their deaths is asked to come forward with the information that could solve this case.

Cleveland police said officers found the bodies when they responded to a home in the 3600 block of East 144th Street on Sept. 21.

Authorities say nearby residents told them the derelict house was known in the neighborhood for being a haven for drug activity.

When police went inside the house, they discovered that the four people had each been shot to death. According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, the victims died from multiple gunshot wounds.

So far, no suspects have been identified for the slayings.

Police said none of the victims were reported missing.

City officials are hoping Wednesday's announcement will help encourage someone to come forward with information that may help authorities solve the case.

"This is our highest priority," Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike O'Malley said.


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