It’s a miracle! Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were all rescued on May 6 after they vanished almost ten years ago. They were allegedly held captive in chains in a Cleveland, Ohio home. Read on for all the details!
Three girls, who all vanished approximately ten years ago, were miraculously found in a Cleveland, Ohio home on May 6. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found alive in a home near the neighborhood where they grew up, police confirmed. Amanda screamed for help when their captor left the house.
Amanda Berry & Two Other Women Found
Amanda, who vanished on April 21, 2003, a day before her 17th birthday, made a call to authorities on Monday, May 6. Gina, missing since April 2, 2004, and Michelle, 32, last seen in 2002 at age 21, were also in the house with Amanda.
Amanda’s relatives confirm that a child was also found — her daughter, 6. Amanda gave birth to her while being held against her will.
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.
The owner of the house, Ariel Castro, 52, who had lived in the house at 2207 Seymour Avenue since 1992, was arrested, according to Radar Online. His two brothers, Onil, 50, and Pedro, 54, were also arrested.
“I heard screaming, I’m eating my McDonalds, I come outside, I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside,” Charles Ramsey, a neighbor, told local News Net 5. “I go on the porch and she says, ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time.’ I figure it was domestic violence dispute. So I opened the door and we couldn’t get in that way. We kicked the bottom. She comes out with a little girl and says, ‘Call 911, my name is Amanda Berry.’ When she told me, it didn’t register until I called 911…I thought this girl was dead.”
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 told authorities. “I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been in the news for the last 10 years.”
Amanda, 27, and Gina, 23, were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. They are reportedly suffering from severe dehydration and slightly malnourished but alive.
The FBI and police will interview the women when they are discharged, a detective said.
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