October 19, 2015
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty calls him a “serial killer.”
Robert Rembert Jr., 45, of Cleveland, has been indicted by a grand jury for the aggravated murders of four people — one of which dates back to 1997.
Rembert was previously convicted and served six years for the December 1997 murder of Dadren Lewis.
On Tuesday, a Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Rembert, who has been in jail on $1 million bond since Sept. 21, on 25 charges. They include 10 counts of aggravated murder, six counts of kidnapping, four counts of rape, two counts of aggravated robbery and one count each of having weapons as a felon, grand theft and gross abuse of a corpse.
“Parents, you got to hug your children because you never know when it will be the last time,” said Robert Thomas, Neitzel’s father, while holding back tears.
It’s the gut-wrenching, raw heartache of a father who didn’t know he was hugging his daughter, 26-year-old Morgan Neitzel, one last time when he dropped her off on Sept. 18 on Cleveland’s east side.
The next day he went to pick her up, but she didn’t answer the door. Her car was gone.
Police found Robert Rembert with Neitzel’s car in Medina on Sept. 21.
Just the day before, she had been found shot to death in her bed. Her roommate, 52-year-old Jerry Rembert, had also been shot in the head.