During the horrific 10 years that Amanda Berry was held captive in an Ohio basement, she gave birth to a precious daughter. Miraculously, both mother and daughter escaped on May 6, and are recovering in a local hospital.
Amanda Berry‘s chilling 911 call on May 6 led to her rescue and the rescue of two other young women held captive for a decade, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32. As they escaped Ariel Castro‘s frightening basement, Amanda, 26, held on to the hand of a young girl — and it was revealed the child was a daughter she gave birth to while in captivity.
Amanda Berry Gave Birth To Daughter In Captivity
Amanda’s relatives confirmed that she in fact gave birth to a daughter while she was being held against her will. The little girl is believed to be around age six. Authorities haven’t revealed who fathered the child, but it’s clear she was conceived during the 10 years Amanda was kidnapped.
At least five babies were born at the house, while one of the victims suffered as many as three miscarriages because she was so malnourished, police sources say. It is unknown what happened to the children who were born at the home.
Amanda went missing on Apri 21, 2003, a day before her 17th birthday. She disappeared after calling her sister to tell her she was getting a ride home from her job at Burger King.
On May 6, Amanda and the two other women in the house screamed for help once they were left alone by Ariel Castro, 52, who lived in the home. The screams alerted neighbor Charles Ramsey, who was eating dinner, and he went over to the house to find the women alone in the basement. He brought the women over to his house, and called 911.
After escaping the home, Amanda called police and told them she was being held captive in a house on the city’s West Side and that Gina was with her.
“Help me I’m Amanda Berry. I need police. I’ve been kidnapped. I’ve been missing for 10 years,” Amanda said on her 911 call. “I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been in the news for the last 10 years.”
Ariel Castro was arrested. Amanda, her daughter and Gina were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. They are reportedly suffering from severe dehydration and were slightly malnourished, but in “fair condition,” according to Dr Gerald Maloney, an emergency physician. The FBI and police will interview the women when they are discharged, a detective said.
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