After Cruz's arrest, the string of prostitute murders along the highways of Northeastern Ohio stopped just as abruptly as they had begun.
He dumped a homicide victim Birnbaum less than a mile from where Brenda Condon went missing just 2 years earlier.
This was the reason that Dawn could not find him.
Grine, denying the Post Conviction Relief Act petition of James Robert Cruz Jr.
The following is a short account of how the case unfolded.
As the trial entered its sixth day, the defense and prosecution called final witnesses and presented closing arguments.