Cleveland Suspect's Son Wrote Article About Captive
Young Castro quoted Gina DeJesus' mom
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2013 12:18 PM CDT
This image provided by the FBI shows the updated "Missing Person" poster for Georgina "Gina" Dejesus.   (AP Photo/FBI)

(Newser) – A strange twist in the Cleveland kidnapping: Ariel Castro—the man arrested yesterday after three women kidnapped a decade ago escaped his home—has a son of the same name who wrote a 2004 newspaper article about the disappearance of one of those women, Gina DeJesus. The younger Ariel Castro—who goes by Anthony and was a journalism student at the time—tells WKYC, "This is beyond comprehension... I'm truly stunned right now."

Anthony Castro appears to have interviewed DeJesus' mom for the story, which is here, and Ariel Castro's uncle, Julio Castro, told CNN that his family knew the DeJesus family and lived in the same Cleveland neighborhood. "Shame on you," he says of his three nephews. Other sources confirm that Gina DeJesus knew Ariel Castro, and say her best friend may have been his daughter. DeJesus was found along with Michelle Knight after a third captive, Amanda Berry, escaped Ariel Castro's home and called 911. Police this morning confirmed that the child rescued from the house was Berry's daughter.

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Mr_Joshua
May 7, 2013 3:38 PM CDT
I'm sorry but after just seeing an aerial shot of the house and how dam close the neighboring houses were to it, ( a mere 2 meters separated it from the house next door) why did no-one hear screams or notice anything. It's not as if they were held in a basement dungeon like the German girl was, from what I can see so far. This also reflects on just how sick and disjointed society has become when this could happen right next door to your home without you having a clue. I'm sure the neighbors must have heard something over the years but adopted the "not my problem" attitude. And you can call me...................Mr Joshua
mind_riot
May 7, 2013 2:03 PM CDT
this story is unbelievably f**ked up . makes me long for capital punishment , still how do you give back 10 years .
Mr_Joshua
May 7, 2013 1:41 PM CDT
This is so fvcked up, and we still don't know the whole story, and may never. And you can call me....................Mr Joshua