Anthony Sowell (Anthony Edward Sowell) an American serial killer kidnapper, rapist and necrophile known as The Cleveland Strangler. He was arrested after the bodies of eleven women were discovered at his residence in 2009. Sowell was convicted of killing eleven women between 2007 and 2009. He was sentenced to death in 2011. In 2018, The City of Cleveland agreed to pay one million dollars to the families of six victims after a botched police investigation into a 2008 rape accusation which allowed Sowell to walk out of jail with no charges. He was suspected in another series of murders in the 1980s, but has not been charged.
Serial Killer Anthony Sowell (aka) The Cleveland Strangler, was active for 3 years between 2007-2009, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Anthony Sowell was born on August 19th 1959 in Cleveland, city in Ohio, United States. He was raised by his mother and her sister. Sowell had six brothers or sisters. His father, Thomas Sowell, absent throughout Anthony's childhood, deceased 2002, Anthony (Age 30/41). His mother, Claudia "Gertude" Garrison, a single mother. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.
Sowell a heterosexual African American male citizen of the United States of America. Sowell completed 11 years of school, received a GED. Sowell married Kim Yvette Lawson in 1981, Anthony (Age 22), Kim died in 1998 while Anthony was serving time in an Ohio penitentiary, Anthony (Age 38/39). He had at least one child.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist.
In 2007 (Age 47/48) Anthony Sowell started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with with his stepmother/landlord, Segerna Sowell, at the home of his late father, 12205 Imperial Avenue, Mount Pleasant neighborhood Cleveland, Ohio, US, now demolished on the order of the city of Cleveland, where Sowell was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on October 31st 2009 (Age 50), convicted on July 22nd 2011 (Age 51), sentenced to death at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Union Township, Ross County, near Chillicothe, Ohio, US. Sowell was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Anthony Sowell died on February 8th 2021 (Age 61), cause of death: terminal illness at Franklin Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, US.
Anthony Sowell has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Cleveland Strangler|
|Victims:||11 - 11|
|Years Active:||2007 - 2009|
|Ages Active:||47/48 - 49/50|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1959 - 2021|
|Ethnic Group:||African American|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||married Kim Yvette Lawson in 1981, Anthony (Age 22), Kim died in 1998 while Anthony was serving time in an Ohio penitentiary, Anthony (Age 38/39)|
|Children:||at least one child|
|Living With:||with his stepmother/landlord, Segerna Sowell, at the home of his late father, 12205 Imperial Avenue, Mount Pleasant neighborhood Cleveland, Ohio, US, now demolished on the order of the city of Cleveland|
|D.O.B.:||Aug 19, 1959|
|Birth Location:||Cleveland, city in Ohio, United States|
|Siblings:||six brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||his mother and her sister|
|Mother:||Claudia "Gertude" Garrison, a single mother|
|Father:||Thomas Sowell, absent throughout Anthony's childhood, deceased 2002, Anthony (Age 30/41)|
|Highest School:||11 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||received a GED|
|Arrested:||Oct 31, 2009 (Age 50)|
|Convicted:||Jul 22, 2011 (Age 51)|
|Prison Location:||Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Union Township, Ross County, near Chillicothe, Ohio, US|
|Death Date:||Feb 8, 2021 (Age 61)|
|Cause of Death:||terminal illness|
|Death Location:||Franklin Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Anthony Sowell. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Aug 19 1959||Anthony Sowell was born in Cleveland, city in Ohio, United States. #19590819|
|Aug 19 1979|
|Aug 19 1989|
|Aug 19 1999|
|Anthony Sowell started his serial killing spree. #2007|
|Anthony Sowell ended his serial killing spree. #2009|
|Aug 19 2009|
|Oct 31 2009|
|Anthony Sowell arrested. #20091031|
|Jul 22 2011|
|Anthony Sowell was convictedand sentenced to death at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Union Township, Ross County, near Chillicothe, Ohio, US. #20110722|
|Aug 19 2019|
|Feb 08 2021|
|Anthony Sowelldied.cause of death:terminal illnessat Franklin Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, US. #20210208|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Anthony Sowell (2007-2009).
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|totem body part||TRUE||365|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0465026303||Economic Facts and Fallac...||Thomas Sowell||Anthony Sowell||1|
|0465004660||A Conflict of Visions||Thomas Sowell||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1402768699||The Road Out of Hell||Anthony Flacco||Anthony Sowell||1|
|0786723653||Late-Talking Children||Thomas Sowell||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1606351869||House of Horrors||Robert Sberna||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1101528877||Girl, Wanted||Steve Miller||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1101611464||Nobody's Women||Steve Miller|| 3 Total Including |
Robert Joseph Silveria
|1608995968||Black and Tired||Anthony B. Bradley||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1621898733||Black and Tired||Anthony B. Bradley||Anthony Sowell||1|
|0313397856||Real-Life Monsters: A Psy...||Stephen J. Giannange...|| 4 Total Including |
|0313397848||Real-life Monsters||Stephen J. Giannange...||Anthony Sowell||2|
|1782832017||Iron Towns||Anthony Cartwright||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1337091855||Corrections Today||Larry J. Siegel||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1312203676||ULTIMATE SERIAL KILLER IN...||James Gilks|| 4 Total Including |
Tommy Lynn Sells
|1543226469||My Sister's Keeper||C. D. Newton||Anthony Sowell||1|
|177097105x||Past, Future, and End||Leona Davis||Anthony Sowell||1|
|1610695941||Crimes of the Centuries [...||Steven Chermak Ph.D.|| 14 Total Including |
Juan Vallejo Corona
Anthony Edward Sowell (born August 19, 1959) is an American serial killer known as the Cleveland Strangler. He was arrested in October 2009 after the bodies of eleven women were discovered by police investigators at his Cleveland, Ohio, duplex at 12205 Imperial Avenue in Mount Pleasant neighborhood.
Anthony Sowell is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database