May 7, 2013

Neighbors say police were called to house in recent years

John Coyne and Thomas J. Sheeran/Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Two neighbors near a Cleveland house where three women were found alive after disappearing a decade ago say police were called twice in recent years to investigate suspicious activity there.

One man says he heard pounding on doors at the house. Another neighbor says her daughter once saw a naked women crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard.

Both say police looked around but never went inside the house where the three women were found Monday after a frantic 911 call.

Cleveland officials said Tuesday that they have no record of anyone calling about criminal activity at the house but that they are still combing their records. Police said Tuesday they there in 2004 for an unrelated investigation but no one answered the door.

Three brothers, ages 50 to 54, are in custody.

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