Decade After Vanishing, Girls Found in Ohio Home—Alive
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight found in Cleveland
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2013 8:52 PM CDT
In this Friday, March 3, 2004 file photos shows Felix DeJesus, holding a banner showing his daughter's photograph, standing by a memorial in his living room in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

(Newser) – They're the kinds of stories that rarely have happy endings: Amanda Berry told her sister she was getting a ride home from work the day before her 17th birthday, in 2003. She vanished, as did Gina DeJesus, a 14-year-old who went missing on her way home from school. A third woman, Michelle Knight, disappeared in 2002 at age 21, the Plain Dealer reports. Now, all three have been found alive in a house in Cleveland, reports NewsChannel5. Police say the women seem to be OK, and have been reunited with their families at the hospital; Berry's mother died in 2006.

The AP reports police have arrested a 52-year-old man and will brief the media in the morning; the Plain Dealer identified him as Ariel Castro. In the meantime, witnesses are sharing bits and pieces. One told NewsChannel5 he helped break open the front door at 2207 Seymour Avenue and saw children inside. Another neighbor says, "I heard screaming ... And I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside. I go on the porch and she said 'Help me get out. I've been here a long time.' She comes out with a little girl and says 'Call 911, my name is Amanda Berry.'"

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Christ872
May 7, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
Interesting story. Happy to hear that these young women are alive. But I have to say, I'm glad people remember this stuff. I don't. When the young lady said - 'Call 911, my name is Amanda Berry.'" - I WOULD call 911, but my next question is what significance is "Amanda Berry"...from the standpoint that I'm magically supposed to know you from your name. I don't walk down the street and say, my name is Bill xxxxx. In today's day and age, nobody would give a *&*#@^!. So, I'm happy and impressed that someone could say, "I'm name" and have it register...especially after 8 or 10 years.
sfreeman
May 6, 2013 11:11 PM CDT
In this country a suspect is innocent until proven guilty. Which is why we should just take the guy out and hang him right now.
Redhorn
May 6, 2013 10:45 PM CDT
Just eatin' my McDonald's now I'm a Super Hero!!! Hell yeah, Charles Ramsey should fight crime.