Missing Ohio Girls Found After 10 Years

Ohio Missing Women

There’s new hope for all those people out there with missing children and/or cats: Three Ohio women who went missing as teens have been found in a house in Cleveland.

The three women disappeared from the same Ohio neighbourhood in the early 2000s. Michelle Knight, now 32, disappeared in 2002 and was later presumed to have run away; Amanda Berry, now 27, was last seen in 2003 after telling her sister she had a ride home from Burger King; Gina De Jesus, now 23, went missing in 2004 while walking home from school.

The women were found in a house along with at least one child after Amanda Berry escaped and made a frantic 911 call, saying she’d been kidnapped. Neighbour Charles Ramsey heard Amanda crying for help.

“I heard screaming… And I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside of the house,” Charles Ramsey told local news.

“I go on the porch, and she said ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time.’”

Ramsey then kicked out the bottom of the locked door and Amanda crawled through with a small child. She then went into a nearby home and called the police, begging them to come as soon as they could “before he gets back.”

“I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been kidnapped. I’ve been missing for 10 years. I’m free. I’m here now,” Berry said in the recording of her frantic call to 911.

Police have arrested three brothers, Ariel, Pedro, and Oneil Castro, in connection with the case. At least one brother, Ariel Castro, lived in the house. Neighbours said the house was always dark, with boarded-up windows, and Castro always entered through the back door.

The women were released from a local hospital on Tuesday. While physically ok, the details of the trauma they may have suffered in captivity have not yet been released. At least one of the girls, Amanda Berry, had a child while in captivity – now 6 years old. That’s going to be a lot of therapy…

Via: BBC News

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