Meet Amanda Berry's Little Girl, Jocelyn

Police believe one of the Castro brothers is her father

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 8, 2013 11:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – The little girl born to Amanda Berry in captivity is "happy, healthy," Cleveland's police deputy chief tells ABC News. The 6-year-old's name is Jocelyn, and an FBI agent says Berry had been home-schooling her while being held in Ariel Castro's home. Gina DeJesus, who was also held captive in the home, showed investigators a drawing Jocelyn did; police say Berry, DeJesus, and Michelle Knight got to know each other during their ordeal and asked to visit each other in the hospital. Berry and Jocelyn returned home today, to Berry's sister's house in Cleveland, USA Today reports.

Police believe Castro or one of his two arrested brothers is Jocelyn's father, and say they will do a DNA test to figure out which one. Last night, Anderson Cooper interviewed neighbor Charles Ramsey, who helped Berry and Jocelyn escape. "That little girl came out the house and she was crying," Ramsey said. "And she's like I want my daddy. And I said, who's her daddy? She said Ariel." Indeed, Castro took Jocelyn to see his mother, and the little girl called Lillian Rodriguez her grandmother, USA Today reports. The paper also reports that a neighbor saw Castro at a park with a girl believed to be Jocelyn just last Sunday, and Castro said she was his girlfriend's daughter. (Meanwhile, Castro's daughter Angie now says there were signs something was wrong; click for her revelations.)

Amanda Berry, center, is shown with her sister and her daughter Jocelyn.
Amanda Berry, center, is shown with her sister and her daughter Jocelyn.   (ABC News)
Jocelyn is shown in a news report on YouTube.
Jocelyn is shown in a news report on YouTube.   (YouTube)
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Amanda Berry talks to her grandmother, says little Jocelyn is her daughter.   (newswatchstation)
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