Two Cleveland teens who went missing a decade ago found alive; alleged abductor arrested


POSTED: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 6:52pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:09pm

Two teenage girls who went missing roughly a decade ago have been located, according to WKYC.

Amanda Berry, now 27, was reported missing in April 2003. Gina DeJesus, now 23, was reported missing roughly one year later. Both women reportedly ran out from a home located in the 2200 block of Seymour Avenue in Cleveland.

The NBC affiliate WKYC reports that both women were being kept in the home.

Berry was holding a child as she exited the home. Witnesses said she ran from the home screaming “I’m Amanda Berry…Help me get out.”

A third woman identified as Michelle Knight was also located at the residence. Officials have not provided any details related to her case.

"I am thankful that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive,” Mayor Frank Jackson said. “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."

Police have arrested Ariel Castro, 52, in connection the case. Officials say they will hold a press conference Tuesday morning to provide more details.

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