If you’ve had the news on this morning you’ve heard about the three Cleveland women who were found alive yesterday after they were kidnapped and held captive for a decade. They were held in a house right in their community the whole time. If you happened t0 miss it, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the news.
Three longtime missing women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, have been found alive, apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners inside a house on Cleveland’s near West Side.
Berry called police Monday afternoon andfrantically told a dispatcher that she was alive and free after being kidnapped 10 years ago and held captive in a house on Seymour Avenue.
“We’ve confirmed it’s them,” a Cleveland detective said. “They are alive and safe.” Police have scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m. today.
Berry, now 27, DeJesus, 23, and Knight, 30, were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. The FBI and police will interview the women, the detective said. (Read More)
Three brothers, including Ariel Castro, have been arrested.
No doubt it’s a happy day for these women and the community, but it’s bittersweet. Not only did they lose ten years of their lives, but Amanda Berry’s mother died in 2006 at the age of 44. They say she died of a broken heart.
Viral Read has more on Ariel Castro and interviews with the man who rescued the women.