Memorial for 11 serial-killing victims needs $250K

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Construction of a memorial at the Cleveland site where the remains of 11 women were found in a serial killer's home has been delayed because its funding is short by $250,000.

WOIO-TV in Cleveland (http://bit.ly/1haTWK2 ) reports that construction at Anthony Sowell's (SOH'-wehlz) former property won't start as planned on Mother's Day.

Public and private funding would be used for the memorial at the site where Sowell's house once stood. The Mount Pleasant Ministerial Alliance has been working to create a memorial garden.

Sowell was found guilty in 2011 and sentenced to death. Many of his victims were drug addicts who were never reported missing.

Cost estimates for the project had initially ranged from $175,000 to $480,000. Proposed designs included a playground, stone walkways and a reflective pool.