‘The Cleveland Strangler’: The Story of a Brutal Serial Killer & His Forgotten Victims


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  • Who would have thought that agreeing to smoke crack and drink with a stranger at their house could lead to bad shit?

  • So, it was black cops who overlooked all of this shit and kept letting him go and you're trying to make this racial? Lol Fucking liberals.

  • The koolaid needs more sugar

  • Fuck those crackheads, we need more people like Sowell out here.

  • He is innocent! I know him well.

  • YOUR ONLY SORRY THAT YOU GOT CAUGHT! ROT IN HELL BITCH!

  • Is it Def row or death row? Asking for a friend.

  • This is so sad :'( I hope They jail every person that murders struggling woman.

  • I just cant understand something..there is absolutely nothing linking him to these murders except for d.n.a. Nobody or nothing puts him at any of the crime scenes. Example, nobody seen him or his very rare Mercedes. Leaving his house or work around the time of the murders, nothing. 0. But yet somehow his d.n.a. is on the bodies….ok so he was at a fish market purchasing fish a block away from where one of the bodies was found at the time it was found.. and!? How is that incriminating at all? This one physically makes me sick to think he was actually set up. So my freinds arguement was "well the murders stopped after he was arrested!" Yes I get that. But if you were the one committing the murders and someone else took the fall would you not quit? You got off with murder, literally! It only makes sense to me. I dont know man…this one seems off…way off!

  • look at that guy doing Wheelie 8:40 it cool trust me

  • "We are terrorists in our own communities against ourselves" — I pray that all communities in deep struggle, see this… and stop blaming others. It's so sad.

  • Wow….. idiots at Vice manage to make this a black lives matter white racist cop issue. These cops are both black and white! EDIT – That's the only part of this video I didn't like. Cleveland is a very diverse place and the freaking politics of victimhood troubles me.

  • I researched and apparently that case against the sex crimes detective was settled this year with an undisclosed payout and last year the city of Cleveland agreed to pay $1 million to the families of six of the women Anthony Sowell killed.
    Sources-
    https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2018/09/despite_1_million_settlement_c.html
    https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2019/06/cleveland-settles-lawsuit-with-living-victims-of-serial-killer-anthony-sowell-refuses-to-disclose-amount.html

  • Fine example of very lazy cops! And very bad at their job. Wow how many times did he get reported. This is so sad they could have saved so many. Oh blame the system that’s what everyone does. Well then who is the system.

  • This documentary was very well done.🦋💖🦋💖🦋

  • Who was in charge of this precinct? Where is the accountability? In 2007-2009, there were procedures on handling rapes, rape victims, and SVU; the chain of command should've charged. Mr. Cooper, great job on this story.

  • My hometown… Cleveland is like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. East Cleveland is a nightmare. I hope that the city is annexed or wiped off the map…

  • Lord have mercy

  • Never knew this monster existed.

  • Prostitutes are often victims that don't get listened too. Not just black ones. You race vultures, Vice.

  • In the HBO documentary the shopkeeper said Sowell was a nice guy who was taking out the “trash.” Fuck him.

  • This was sad and beautiful. What a disgraceful joke of a system people are born into. Im moved by all the life that has been lost completely avoidably. People literally died because of apathy and negligence. I want to cry

  • Don`t tell me you had a hard life. That doesn`t excuse you. Many people had a hard life i had a hard life. Yes sometimes i can be violent,and honestly i think most of us can murder,but don`t blame others,or your life. I used to be pissed off on the society,like they are guilty. No that`s bullshit,of course people are jerks some of them,it plays a part . But it`s on you,your choice,you were born that way. After you get older you realize,that`s life and you need to take advantage of all the awful things that happens. I can understand a murder in some way,i can almost justify some. But how can you kill so many innocent people ? People you don`t know shit about,and even worse people who have harder life then you. Unless to help them. Help them just a little help,means a lot to the homeless. You kill them that`s awful that cowardly predators attack the poorest among us. You are a coward pure and simple. Yo`re not sorry so i would respect you more if you just said that. Fuck you,i hope you will die slowly. Btw people help those who need it,dont be selfish,okay we all are,but even a little thing that means nothing to you,can help. Help them not because others,god,what ever,but because its the right thing too do.

  • I find lt interesting that they talk about if it was white ppl lt woulda been different but yet all the cops on the case are black..

  • This case has a few parallels to Jack the Ripper. He targeted prostitutes. Only he got away and killed all his victims.

  • Pour concrete over the whole lot with plaques of memory of each victim .

  • WTF the police could have stopped him long before he killed 11 woman if only they listened to the women cries for help.

    This is pure fuckery and negligence on the part of Cleveland PD.

  • This is truly disgusting. It’s not a lack of resources, or man power, but it’s how the system strategically allocate time and energy to certain communities. Black women are the most praised, imitated and mistreated. What a combination…

  • Yes, the true crime is how this creep was allowed to so freely murder 11 local women without catching the eye of law enforcement even AFTER they were told about him. How many women had to FALL out of his SECOND STORY WINDOW before they realized that there was a problem??

  • Unbelievable!!!! so a parole officer goes to see him but nothing?! really?! Man that is the worst county ever. What is wrong with the Police?!

  • Cleveland gets worse can not wait to move out.

  • with all the black detectives involved, at least people arent crying racism.
    This came to light under obama…… I don't remember him saying any of those girls could have been his daughters….. but people are fast to blame trump for things completely unrelated because he happens to be the president.

    It's about time to focus on the facts.

    Ghetto neighborhoods don't like to talk to the police. There is no fucking way people walked past that house and didn't smell rotting humans……they just didn't bother to flood the department with calls about it, and the cop that visited the house was most likely a ghetto bitch too who just didn't care about the hood.

    Stand the fuck up and take care of your own neighborhood and be the change you think the white man owes you.

  • I spoke too soon. 38:22, what the fuck should the city do for you poor families that you didn't do for your OWN fucking family? I didn't get a pat on the head or sum good ol benefits when my sister was murdered by an illegal alien.
    Fucking entitlement complex at it's finest.

    Some of yall must think I have a white privilege card that makes the city buy me a new lexus every time I hit a pothole.

  • I dont know what is more disturbing. The serial murders or that jheri curl.

  • Ive actually drove by this dudes house before…it was bizarre…

  • This man was a marine. I GUARENTEE HE KILLED IN OTHER COUNTRIES…NO DOUBT!

  • "He Don't Believe In Heaven" Because He's Gay ?

  • [14:25] If eleven innocent victims don't make murder "typical" for you, at what point would it actually become typical, for f%ck's sake?!

    I don't care if it wasn't meant for me, your apology is unacceptable sir.

  • His dad hair needs to go

  • Typical vice bullshit, This short documentary is about a "black" serial rapist/murder killing black women but racism is still to blame….. lol

  • It's all white people's fault… If it wasn't for them none of this would have happened..,🤔

  • it sounds like the white man made him do it…lamo

  • If you never believed in the devil there you go. Smh!

  • On Noah's Ark, while it was still raining, the boat got full up with animal dung. Eventually, they dropped anchor and shovelled all the sh*t over the side. When the flood subsided, they called the place, " Cleveland".

  • My mind is completely blown

  • Wow very good documentary

  • just cuz some one is skin folk dont mean they kinfolk

  • Heartbreaking but necessary. I’m so glad this monster is finally behind bars. My prayers go out to all the victims and their families. 🙏🏽

  • Why would you go into a house that smells like that

  • The only thing I can see that's misleading is that sowell operated for a fairly short time in comparison to killers like Gary Ridgeway, maybe the Cleveland police did the best they could with what they knew. God bless those poor families and victims of this scum bag

  • Well this is why some hater country hate USA

  • love has no color stop the violence of every kind of cruelty happening over the world..spread love over it…as we all should. let he who has never sinned cast the first stone..no stones thrown..so with that being said bless these victims, and survivors, families to continue to get through this day by day give them strength…to the victims rest in peace…predators can rot in jail karma is something else for them

  • That some good sex when you fly out window.

  • Could you imagine all the riots and robbery's that would of went up if Anthony Sowell was a white guy

  • It’s crazy…Police miss killers, rapists, etc….They don’t get taken seriously, victims fall through the cracks, & real criminals get away. Yet, don’t pay a parking ticket, Petty retail theft, traffic violations, they’re all over you…

  • Awe, her mommy hanging up the phone to charge, when it beeps she takes it as her daughter saying goodnight…heartbreaking. 😥😥

  • I've watched this about 4 times, & I love the way it's been done. And the host, speaker, whatever you want to refer to him as, is so well-spoken, humble-hearted, and also, very handsome! I would love to see him do more documentaries like this one – awesome job!

  • There lil family dinner was cute.

  • The children of the victims and families should’ve had counseling for the rest of their lives. And all children should’ve been Compensated finically for the rest of their lives.

  • The Police Dept. is sickening. This is an issue in many poor areas, so many crimes can be stopped if they just do they're job.

  • Has the garden ever been created? Are people assuming that the city will do it? Why not just get the community, probably the women, to create a garden there? If everyone simply brought a plant or seeds, it wouldn't take long. Call Honda & ask if some of their "Helpful Honda Guys" would help. Call the churches & get some help. Do something though! Don't just wait until someone else does something!

  • He said homicide did wonderful! The bodies were at the guys house it dosen't take a detective to solve that! It takes a detective to find out wtf took them so long!!🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Why are 85% of cops such fucking scumbags???

  • And cops wonder why everyone hates them

  • All I see here is three niggas tryin to get paid off of a fake sense of care for stupid ghetto niggas.

  • Wait a minute. Black people hate police officers but want police officers to help them when they kill each other? WTF!!!🤔

  • That victim said police officers chose that job so show some compassion. Bitch you chose to be a drug addict prostitute show some fuckin responsibility.

  • Its soooo cringey when that black woman couldn't find her mom's burial plot after only five years of her death. Grass was grown over it like no one had ever visited her plot but yet the daughter wants the city to pay for them not caring about her mother's death. SMH .

  • Vice always makes great documentaries. This one is so sad tho 🙁 at least he's giving them light.

  • This hits home for me. Andy Williams Joseph done this to me.
    They didn't do a Damn thing to him. It still hurts to feel betrayed more by the police than your aggressor. It's sad

  • Great interviewer .. sensitive and respectful to all concerned.
    A young man for any community to be more than proud of!

  • I knew this fool he lived right around the corner from where I lived 1 block up is shaker height that’s where. I lived shaker heights

  • They should of put his head out

  • According to legend, she is still looking for her mothers grave. 😭

  • They are NEVER Forgotten* God Bless Forever*

  • HOW TF WAS THIS DISGUSTING PIECE OF SHIT ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH THIS SO LONG? THIS IS A FUCKN JOKE

  • ALL THOSE FUCKN COPS SHOULDVE BEEN FIRED.

  • QHY DID THY GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO TAKE THE STAND? NOBDY GOVES AF ABOUT WHAT HE WENT THRU AS A KID. FUCK HIM.

  • WELP THIS IS AMERICA. A COUNTRY WHO'S MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THROWING THE BOOK A PETY DRUG OFFENDERS OPPOSE TO SERIAL RACIST. AMAZING ISN'T IT.

  • DO THE CITY OF CLEVELAND TRULY BELIEVE HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THT CITY COMMITTTHOSE TYPE OF CRIMES? EVEN AT THE SAME TIME THT PIECE OF SHIT WS COMMITTING THOSE TERRIBLE CRIMES?

  • I live on the eastside of cleveland this is some scary shit

  • She said she was half naked and walked all the way to kinsman… Sounds about right im from Georgia but I've been staying in cleveland for 6 years now and this place is a serious cesspool of miserable people who lack basic human comparison

  • I'm impressed with Vanessa Gay and how she has risen up. She looks great.

  • He was programmed to kill through the military the government even gave them a pass on the sex offender registry it's funny how serial killers and spree Killers have military and prison backgrounds, there was several reports ignored obviously the government had him program to kill people all the complaints from The Neighbors there's a podcast called program to kill check it out they all have similar backgrounds a lot of these serial killer and spree Killers have backgrounds of being police informants also

  • Dude really slept and ate bear the decomposing bodies….Gross. He sounds like he has necrophiliac tendencies.

  • We have a mental health issue in this country. And religion ain't helping. Sending good energy the victims and the murderer. We are all connected

  • This is terrifying. How did no one suspect him especially with the smells? God

  • Damn. Sick sick people in this world. Makes you wonder how many more houses is like this or the one that castro had the 3 women kidnapped/abused for 10+ years.

  • I have respect for police officers but for that one police officer I've lost my respect and I hope she rots and f**** hell.

  • the houses close to that house were demolished

  • That Lil boy that comes to sit by the adoptive mother, moving. 😢
    Now I say fuck BLM and people will call me racists. I'm not. I just think BLM is a racist organization itself. Imagine if I started a White Lives Matter group, you see? I love the human Race, in all its diversity. ( But diversity is NOT strength, it just is.)

  • The lawsuit that was issued to the surviving women was truly an insult if it had Ben a Caucasian woman being attacked by this animal the outcome would have been completely different I don't care what anyone says

  • The old lady at the start really upsetting when she said she lets the phone bleep as if it's her saying goodnight 🙁

  • I cant believe black people get surprised about this

  • Idk why this came up in my recommendations just recently. I’m a little pissed but better late than never, right? Amazing documentary. One of the reasons why I love Vice.

  • Rest in peace to all those poor women and their families. <3

  • IF THIS ASSHOLE WAS EATING SLEEPING AND DRINKING BESIDE THE DEAD THAN MAYBE HE WAS ALSO EATING THE CORPSES AND HAVING SEX WITH THE CORPSE!!!!!!!………….HERE'S ONE FOR YOU SATAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SHE SAID SHE FELT BETRAYED BY THE POLICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE POLICE AIN'Y GONNA DO SHIT FOR NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I just found this from a horror story channel

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