Three women reunited with families after years in captivity
Cleveland (CNN) — Three women freed from a decade of captivity inside a Cleveland home celebrated in the arms of their families Tuesday, as police and the FBI worked to unravel the details of their abductions.
Amanda Berry, 27; Georgina “Gina” DeJesus, 23; and Michelle Knight, 32, were freed Monday night after Berry attracted the attention of a neighbor who kicked in the door. A 6-year-old girl who is believed to be Berry’s daughter was also freed, police said.
“Help me, I am Amanda Berry,” the young woman told police in a frantic 911 call from the neighbor’s house. “I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years. And I’m here, I’m free now.”
After Berry’s daring escape, police arrested former school bus driver Ariel Castro, 52, who lived at the house and was identified by Berry on the 911 call.
Authorities also picked up his brothers, Pedro Castro, 54, and Oneil Castro, 50. All three are jailed pending charges in the case, police said Tuesday.