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Cemia Dove Acoff ("Ce Ce")

Age 20

5 Jan 2013
Olmsted Township, Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/not reported/Cernia Ce Ce Dove (Acoff) & Mar 2013/Cemia “CeCe” Dove

Cemia Dove Acoff ("Ce Ce")
Cemia Dove Acoff ("Ce Ce") [photo:]

Ce Ce was stabbed repeatedly by Andrey Bridges, 36, on or around 5th January 2013. Her body was found naked from the waist down and floating in his pond on 17th April.

Cleveland, January 2013 and 20-year-old Cemia “Ce Ce” Dove went out in the morning and was never seen alive again.

The same day two men called on local man Andrew Bridges looking for rent he owed. They noticed there was blood splattered in the house, a bonfire burning in the back yard and his hand was bleeding badly.

However, it was three months before police found Dove’s body in Bridges’s pond. She’d been stabbed 40 times and her body weighted with a lump of concrete.

36-year-old Bridges had called Dove in the morning of the murder and paid $100 for a cab to bring her up to his house.

Exactly what happened is unknown but detectives think that when Bridges found out that Dove was [a trans woman], he became very angry and killed her.

Bridges was found guilty in November of the same year and sentenced to life in prison.

“Justice was done,” said the victim’s mother, Martha Acoff. “My [daughter] is with me in spirit. Andrey Bridges is going to get what he deserves. He’s going to have to ask God for His forgiveness. I forgive him.”

TvT project:, 29.04.2013 & Newsnet 5 10.05.13

Report added: 31 Oct 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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