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East 93rd Street murders, one year later and still no arrests

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Family and friends gathered to remember three women killed on the city's east side, and there have been no arrests. Family and friends gathered to remember three women killed on the city's east side, and there have been no arrests.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

In June 2013 Ashley Leszyeski's body was found already decomposing, dumped in the thick grass along East 93rd St. and Anderson Ave. 

"There was someone that took my daughters life and they're going to pay for it," says Leszyeski's mother, through her tears. 

No one has paid for it yet, there are no arrests in Leszyeski's murder, or in the two more that happened in the same area just days apart in March of 2013.

"This is somebody's mama! This is my mama, could of been anyone else's mama but it was my mamma," said Merlin Malone, victim Christine Malone's son. 

Today a few dozen people came together here at East 93rd Street and Bessemer Avenue. 

"We're here to pray for Christine Malone, Jasmine Trotter and Ashley Leszyeski," said Kathy Coleman. 

A tribute of teddy bears stands as a silent reminder that these women are not forgotten, and their loved ones will not be silent.

"We need justice now. Need everybody who knows something to speak up now," says Malone. 

Jazmine Trotter's body was found under an abandoned home's porch. Christine Malone in a field near an abandoned home.

"We gotta ask for more detectives more police work in this area, improve our area and these abandoned houses, if you can't sell them tear them down and get rid of them," said Angelique Malone, daughter of Christine Malone. 

"Until these individuals are caught they're still roaming our community, preying on our women," said Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed. 

They called on every politician from President Obama to local council members to do something to turn the tide of violence. 

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