A manhunt is underway in Ohio for a suspect accused of torturing and killing a 14-year-old honors student and her father in East Cleveland.
Aggravated murder warrants were issued against Ronald Newberry, 23, on Wednesday by police for the Oct. 10 murder of Paris Bradley and her dad, 39-year-old Paul Bradley.
“This particular homicide was probably one of the most heinous homicides I’ve been involved with,” Commander Scott Gardner, a detective with East Cleveland Police, told WOIO in Cleveland. “The fact that you would torture a 14-year-old girl, shoot her three times in the head, but all evidence indicated Paris was shot while Paul was still alive.”
While police say the teen was shot to death, they suspect that her father was killed by blunt force.
Police say video surveillance footage put Newberry’s car in the location where the father and daughter were later found dead, inside Paul Bradley’s burnt-out car.
Newberry didn’t act alone, according to police.
“It is clear and convincing that additional parties were involved and we hope to have additional warrants issued at a later time,” police said in a statement.
Police believe that Newberry and others broke into the Bradley family home as they slept and took them from their beds, according to Cleveland.com. The home, like Paul Bradley’s car, was doused in gasoline. However, the home was not set on fire.
Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Newberry is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or visit their website at http://www.25crime.com/. Multiple cash rewards are available.
[Photo: East Cleveland Police Department]
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxgen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.