Ohio man arrested after police find a woman trapped in container on his porch
An Ohio man was arrested after police found a woman stabbed, beaten, and “stuffed” into a bag on his porch.
Dalontay Edmond-Geiger, 31, of Cleveland, was taken into custody on May 2, when officers performing a welfare check at his residence found the 60-year-old woman moaning in pain, WKYC reported.
Edmond-Geiger reportedly picked up the victim, who has not been identified, sometime in early May and proceeded to beat, stab and torture her before zip-tying her hands and shoving her into a container, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office said.
The woman is being treated for her injuries at MetroHealth Medical Center.
“I have seen a lot of truly terrible cases over the years, and this one is one of the most horrific I’ve seen,” prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said.
“Thankfully, law enforcement found [the victim] alive, and I am praying for her recovery.”
Officers were alerted to Edmond-Geiger’s residence by another female, who told them he claimed to have killed the victim in retaliation for being a “‘snitch,’” according to a Cleveland Division of Police report obtained by WKYC.
The witness said Edmond-Geiger also showed her pictures of what he did to the victim when she went to his house to buy drugs.
When police searched the suspect’s residence, they heard “moaning,” which Edmond-Geiger tried to mask by turning the radio up on his phone.
They eventually discovered the woman in a tote on the front porch.
Edmond-Geiger was arrested at the scene.
He was indicted on Wednesday on multiple counts, including attempted murder, felonious assault and kidnapping.
Bail was set at $500,000, and his arraignment is scheduled for May 15.
In a bizarre twist, Edmond-Geiger’s house of horrors is just a five-minute drive down the Northwest Freeway from the Seymour Avenue home where Ariel Castro imprisoned and tortured three women for over a decade.
The kidnapping survivors – Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Berry’s daughter by Castro – were rescued on May 6, 2013. The Seymour Avenue home was subsequently demolished.