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Vacant homes demolished on Cleveland's Seymour Avenue

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Demolition crews were once again on Cleveland's Seymour Avenue.

Two homes neighboring convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro's house of horrors were torn down early Monday morning. 

Castro was sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus while holding them captive in his Seymour Avenue house for over a decade.

His home was demolished on August 7.

The vacant properties will be part of Cuyahoga County's Land Bank until a community use is agreed upon.

Some grass and flowers may be planted initially, and there's talk of a park or memorial. Officials, along with community leaders and survivors' families, are planning discussions this winter to determine appropriate use of the property.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty was at Monday's demolition and says the key is to not memorialize the crime, but to somehow pay tribute to the fortitude and courage of the victims.

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