Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight Found Alive

8:11 PM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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Cleveland, OH -- Cleveland Police say they've discovered Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus and a third woman named Michelle Knight, all of whom have been missing for years.

According to Cleveland Police, the women were being kept in a house in the 2200 block of Seymour Avenue near West 25th Street.

The women identified themselves as Amanda Berry, now 27, and Gina DeJesus, now 23, and Berry was holding a baby. Police have not released any more information at this time.

Amanda Berry's 911 Call

WFMY News 2's sister station, WKYC confirmed they were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and friends and family have gathered outside MetroHealth.

Amanda was last seen at approximately 7:45 p.m. on April 21, 2003, near West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue wearing a Burger King uniform and a black apron with "Burger King" written on it in yellow letters.

Her mother, Louwanna Miller, passed away in March of 2006.

DeJesus, then 14, disappeared April 2, 2004, while walking home from school in the same area. Since then, Berry and DeJesus have been the subject of numerous vigils.

The Clevelaned Plain Dealer newspaper reports Knight had been missing since 2002.

Police confirmed that the man, Ariel Castro, 52, who was in the house was taken into custody and they will hold a press conference Tuesday morning.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said, "I am thankful that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive. We have many unanswered questions regarding this case and the investigation will be ongoing. Again, I am thankful that these three young ladies are found and alive."

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AP/WKYC/Gannett News Service

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