Grand jury indicts Acevedo in cold case murders of 2 women

4:34 AM, Oct 18, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted a man on 293 charges including charges of aggravated murder in two cold case investigations.

Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced the indictment against Elias Acevedo Sr., 49, Thursday afternoon at a news conference at the FBI headquarters.

McGinty says the four aggravated murder charges against Acevedo involve the 1994 murder of his neighbor, Pamela Pemberton, 30, and a 1995 murder of a Jane Doe victim. McGinty, however, says it is widely believed that the Jane Doe victim is Christina Adkins.

Remains found on October 10 near I-90 and I-490 are suspected to be those of Adkins who was pregnant when she disappeared at age 18 in January 1995. The medical examiner is currently testing DNA samples to identify the remains found. Those results are expected back soon and McGinty says the indictment will be amended.

Police had previously named Acevedo as a person of interest in Adkins' disappearance.

McGinty said an ID photo/card for Adkins was found next to the remains uncovered last week that have yet to be positively identified.

The indictment includes four counts of aggravated murder regarding two victims, 173 counts of rape of five victims, 115 counts of kidnapping and one count of gross sexual imposition.


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