(CNN) - Three bodies have been discovered in East Cleveland, Ohio, police say, and a man is in custody in connection with the case.
"We are dealing with a sick individual, and we have reason to believe that there might be more victims," East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton told CNN.
All three victims appear to be young black women, their decomposing bodies wrapped in layers of plastic and taped up, according to authorities.
Two bodies were found Saturday, one in the basement of an abandoned house, the other in a field nearby. The first victim was found Friday in a garage on the same block after police received a call about a foul odor.
The first victim was found naked with indications of trauma, police say. The second victim was found wearing a green hoodie, and the third was wearing a leopard print leotard.
The garage where the first victim was found was leased to Michael Madison, according to Detective Sgt. Scott Gardner with the East Cleveland police.
Authorities obtained a search warrant for Madison's apartment and found "additional evidence of decomposition" there, he said.
The 35-year-old suspect was later located and taken into custody without incident after a standoff at his mother's house.
According to police, Madison was convicted of attempted rape in 2001 and is a registered sex offender.
CNN could not immediately reach a representative for Madison.