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Women missing for decade found in Ohio home

By Yoon Min-sik
  • Published : May 7, 2013 - 16:56
  • Updated : May 7, 2013 - 16:56
Three American women who went missing separately about 10 years ago were found on Monday inside a house in Ohio where they had been held captive, local media reported.

According to CNN and AP, a woman who identified herself as Amanda Berry called the police emergency dispatch and said she had been kidnapped. She pleaded to the police to pick her up before her captor returned.

Authorities went to the house and found Berry, who disappeared on April 21, 2003, a day before her 17th birthday.

They also found Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, who were reported missing in 2004 and 2000, respectively. DeJesus was 14 and Knight was 20 at the time of their disappearance.

Police arrested the 52-year-old owner of the house and his two brothers in relation to the kidnapping, but did not release details on the suspects.

The news came as a shock to the suspect’s neighbors because he looked and acted like an ordinary man, according to a neighbor who provided information leading to the arrest.

The neighbor said he hung out with the suspect, had barbecues and listened to music, but had never imagined young women were imprisoned inside the house.


From news reports
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