Cleveland police have found missing teens Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and along with Michelle Knight in a house on Monday.
After a decade of captivity, 26-year-old kidnap victim Amanda Berry climbed through a screen door while her alleged captor was out and fled to a neighbor’s home to call 911.
The women were discovered at 2207 Seymour Ave. in Cleveland. Cleveland police said Berry, DeJesus and Michelle Knight are alive, talking and appear to be OK.
Authorities confirmed that a six-year-old girl who was found alive at the home, but it’s not yet known where the other children may be. The six-year old was born to Berry while she was in captivity, but it is not known which of the three suspects may be the father.
The women and young girl are reportedly suffering from severe dehydration and are slightly malnourished. Dr. Gerald Maloney, an emergency department physician, said they were in “fair condition.”
“The nightmare is over,” Cleveland FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony said at the press conference. “These three young ladies have provided us with the ultimate definition of survival and perseverance. The healing can now begin.'”
Cleveland police said three suspects are in custody; captors and brothers Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Onil Castro,
Berry was last seen in 2003 when she was called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from work at the Burger King on West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue. She was set to turn 17 the day after her disappearance.
On April 2, 2004, 14-year-old DeJesus went missing while walking home from Wilbur Wright Middle School. She was last seen around West 105 Street and Lorain Avenue. Her mother, Nancy Ruiz, said she believed DeJesus was sold into human trafficking.
All three women were kidnapped on the same street and found at the Cleveland home just three miles away as their kidnappers were in plain sight. Neighbors said they often saw Castro walking with the six-year-old girl.
Cleveland police said in a news release Tuesday that the next step for both local authorities and the FBI includes going through 10 years of evidence, and interviewing suspects and potential eyewitnesses.
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