In a shocking and disturbing case out of Cleveland, Ohio, Dalontay Edmond-Geiger has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, felonious assault, and evidence tampering. The charges come after police found a 60-year-old woman stuffed and folded into a small, black tote in Edmond-Geiger’s home. The woman had been brutally attacked and is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
According to a police report obtained by local media outlets, officers were called to the scene on May 2 after a woman called 911 to report that a woman was tied up in the basement of Edmond-Geiger’s home. When police arrived, Edmond-Geiger claimed he was a confidential informant and told police to leave because they were “making this place hot.” After 30 minutes, he let them search the basement but police found nothing except an air mattress.
Later that evening, police spoke with a woman in the area who reported that a woman had been brutally attacked in the home and that the suspect had shown her pictures of the attack. The woman said that she, Edmond-Geiger, and two others had been stopped by vice officers a few days earlier and that Edmond-Geiger believed the woman he allegedly kidnapped had been a “snitch.”
Around midnight, police returned to the home and an officer in the living room reported hearing moaning. Each time he heard it, Edmond-Geiger allegedly turned up the volume of music on his phone. Police eventually tracked the sound to the front porch where they found the woman stuffed in the tote. Edmond-Geiger had reportedly tied her up and moved her from room to room to avoid police finding her during their search of the home.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Michael O’Malley, called the case one of the most horrific he has seen. He expressed relief that law enforcement was able to find the victim alive and said that he is praying for her recovery.
Edmond-Geiger is currently being held on a $500,000 bond at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center and is scheduled to appear in court on May 18. This is a developing story, and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.