(Cleveland)- A 49-year-old sex offender has been indicted in a Cleveland murder cold case.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says 49-year-old Elias Acevedo, Sr. is charged with the 1994 murder of of his neighbor, Pamela Pemberton. McGinty says the FBI Violent Crime Task Force determined that Acevedo was the killer.
Acevedo has been charged with 293 counts, including four counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of Pemberton and at least one unidentified woman. That victim is believed to be Christina Adkins, but the medical examiner has not confirmed that it was her remains that found last week. However, Adkins' ID was in clothing near the remains.
Adkins disappeared in 1995 when she was five months pregnant.
Acevedo is also accused 178 counts of rape with five victims.
Acevedo was arrested on June 11 by members of a U.S. Marshals Task force. DNA matched Acevedo to an attack on June 6, 1993, at West 7th and Quigley.
According to that indictment, the victim went with a man she knew to go looking for her boyfriend. She reported that the man then strangled her until she was unconscious and raped her twice in a field.
Acevedo was indicted just three days before the statute of limitations on the rape expired. Court records revealed the he has been treated for a mental disorder.
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