3 Women Missing 10 Years Found Alive in Cleveland Home

Ariel Castro Amanda Berry Gina DeJesus

Three Ohio women who were snatched off the same Cleveland block about 10 years ago were found alive in the home of a Cleveland school bus driver on Monday.

The driver, Ariel Castro, 52, was taken into custody Monday along with his 2 brothers. Castro kept the women hidden in a basement for 10 years, according to police. At least one of the women gave birth to a daughter, now 6, while in captivity.

Charles Ramsey, a neighbor who rescued Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, said he was at McDonald’s when he heard a woman screaming hysterically inside a nearby house.

“This girl is kicking the door and screaming,” he told local NBC affiliate WKYC-TV.

Ramsey said the woman screamed, “Help me get out! I’m Amanda Berry… I’ve been missing for 10 years!” Ramsey said he believed the woman was involved in a domestic violence dispute.

Berry was snatched at age 16 in 2003, as she left her job at McDonald’s. DeJesus was 14 when she was taken while walking home from school in 2004. Knight was kidnapped in 2002.

Ramsey and another man broke down the door so Berry could escape. “We had to kick open the bottom,” Ramsey told WEWS-TV. “Lucky on that door it was aluminum. It was cheap. She climbed out with her daughter.”

“I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” Ramsey told the station. “Either she homeless or she’s got problems. That’s the only reason she’d run to a black man!”

Charles Ramsey

Ramsey said he gave Berry his cell phone to call 911. He said her name didn’t register because he thought she was dead.

Berry told the 911 kidnapper who she was and that she had been kidnapped 10 years ago. She begged the dispatcher to send the police.

When the dispatcher asked Berry what her captor was wearing, she replied Castro wasn’t home. “I need them now before he gets back,” she pleaded.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Castro was arrested at the nearby McDonald’s restaurant.

Ironically, Castro’s son, also named Ariel who now goes by “Anthony”, wrote an article about Gina DeJesus’ disappearance for the Cleveland Plain Press back in 2004.

The three women were transported to a local hospital where they were reunited with their families.

Ramsey said he saw Castro in the neighborhood every day. “You got some big testicles to pull this off, bro,” said Ramsey of Castro. “I barbecued with this dude. We ate ribs,” said Ramsey.

A video of Ramsey’s interview has already gone viral online. (Watch the interview below). Ramsey may be eligible for a $25,000 reward offered for the whereabouts of the three missing women.

Amanda Berry sister Beth Serrano and daughter

Authorities believed they had a break in the case last Summer when they received a tip from an inmate who said Berry’s body could be found buried in a vacant lot.

Police used backhoes to dig up the lot but no body was found. The inmate, Robert Wolford, was given an additional 4 years in prison for making a false report and obstruction of justice.

Berry’s sister, Beth Serrano, (pictured above left with Amanda and her daughter in the hospital) was relieved after the search was called off for Berry’s body. She said it meant that her sister was still alive. Serrano wrote a letter to the Cleveland police and the FBI thanking them for continuing their efforts to find Berry.

“It’s been nine long years,” she wrote. “I’m just wishing someone would say something and bring my sister home.”

A psychic who appeared as a guest on the Montel Williams Show told Berry’s mother that her daughter was dead.

Michelle Knight’s mother thinks her daughter’s disappearance didn’t receive as much news coverage as Berry because Michelle was considered a runaway.

Cheering crowds gathered outside the house and the hospital after the news broke that the women had been found. Cleveland residents were very familiar with the disappearance cases because of the extensive news coverage given to the vigils and rallies held for the women over the years.

“This is our own backyard,” neighbor Charlie Czorba told The Plain Dealer. “These girls were locked up in our own backyard.”

The Ohio case is reminiscent of Jaycee Lee Duggard, the South Lake Tahoe, California woman who was 11-years-old when she was abducted from a school bus stop by pedophile Phillip Craig Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, of Antioch, California. Duggard was held captive for 18 years in a tent in the Garrido’s backyard. She gave birth to 2 daughters while in captivity. Garrido was sentenced to 431 years in prison; his wife received a sentence of 36 years to life.



 


58 Responses to “3 Women Missing 10 Years Found Alive in Cleveland Home”

  1. 1
    Fated4Greatness says:

    Glad these girls were found alive. As for the man that found him, ummmmm, glad he found them…thats all I got. :lol:

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    MsB2u says:

    THIS IS SO SAD,GLAD THEY ARE SAFE NOW

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    MetroAtlMrs says:

    Thankful that they are alive. I can’t imagine losing my daughter and wondering if she’s ok.

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    LSLH says:

    @Fated

    I agree…… He would have to look like that huh?!

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Peace be With these young ladies,TRAGIC.Just tragic

    I was just reading that there were chains dangling from a ceiling.SMH

    I hope these young ladies get all the help they needs to overcome this.

    *Im sure the POLICE Dept will find away to NOT give C.Ramsey that reward if there is one.*
    Trust Though folKs will send him all kinds of gifts.

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    kingstonn says:

    his interview! :tape: :lol:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    WHO Cares How Charles lOOks,Im glad that he wasnt one to keep walkiN,
    To Not get involved because it was a domestic dispute.
    If it wasnt for Him this girL may have not gotten out and these ladies wouldntr be saved.
    FORShaMe
    when we cant see past some ones lOOks,Yeah to bad he didnt look like clark Kent

    :peace:

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    NaijaGal says:

    “I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” Ramsey told the station. “Either she homeless or she’s got problems. That’s the only reason she’d run to a black man!”
    ===============================
    :rofl: he be knowing :rofl:

    *where’s the 3rd woman*

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    libra80sbaby says:

    :hahaha:

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    Leslie says:

    Wow! I’m glad that these women are safe and have been reunited with their families! Praise God!

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    Anna says:

    $25,000 for 3 females + a bouns one born in captivity? Did the reward money build interest?

  13. 13

    I’m glad they found these ladies alive and well! Cleveland I tell you! Such a depressing city! I’m glad I got the heck outta dodge! I was born and raised there and remember when this happened. Charles deserves all that reward money too! :tea:

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    MSVALLDAY says:

    Very thankful to God that these women are alive and well. However, bro man that found them you are giving me life this morting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This dude said I know something was wrong wit dat azz when she ran into the arms of a black man :dead: Let this be a lesson to all of these folks that discriminate against others, you never know who God is going to use to rescue you!!!

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    :rofl: @2:18-2:40 mark But my god people are shot out :no: sick folks out here and I’m glad they are alive

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    Miany says:

    luVn_liFe… says:
    WHO Cares How Charles lOOks,Im glad that he wasnt one to keep walkiN,
    To Not get involved because it was a domestic dispute.
    If it wasnt for Him this girL may have not gotten out and these ladies wouldntr be saved.
    FORShaMe
    when we cant see past some ones lOOks,Yeah to bad he didnt look like clark Kent
    ^^^ I :applause: his efforts. You are absolutely right, Who knows how many people walked past that same house and ignored those same screams over the past 10+ years.

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    They better give Cee-Ar-Uh (C.R.) Charles Ramsey aka Clarence Williams III his award money.

    “It’s a deeeeaaaaaad giveaway!” :rofl:

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    bnatural says:

    I’m sure Charles Ramsey is the new Sweet Brown….

    That interview was hilarious! :rofl:

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    J Said it! says:

    Way to go Ramsey… Now you see Ramsey is a Hero!!!! Not a man coming out the closet!!!!! RAMSEY RAMSEY RAMSEY!!!!!!!!

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    NaijaGal says:

    Let this be a lesson to all of these folks that discriminate against others, you never know who God is going to use to rescue you!!!
    ===========================
    very profound :applause:

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    I love how the reporter tried to wrap the interview up after he said “I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,”. :rofl:

    But yes, glad they are safe and pray they find a way to go back to a sense of normal life in the future.

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    Kynedy L says:

    I am so glad these women are out of their captors hands and might actually recover & pursue a somewhat normal life!

    But urm…Charles Ramsey don’t even know the truth he just spoke and im glad he said it nationally! If a ww is running into a bm arms its bc she’s homeless or she has problems! (Ramsey words not mine) Pretty much sums up interacial dating.

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    :hug: LuV-Boo!

    I applaud Charles too Sis, I do. But it is no coincidence that they always catch us wrong on t.v.! :rofl: He is alright with me though.
    He was just giving me all types of Django Unchained.

    That prize money is gone get Chuck RIGHT! :rofl:

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    Gigi26 says:

    :rofl: ole buddy said We ate ribs together :ghost:

    You know that’s ya niggah if yall eating ribs togetha :yes:

    I’m glad all three are safe.

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    Afiya says:

    Watch youself ladies, getting frisky and going home with some of these random men might be your demise…imagine 365×10…just unimaginable isn’t it…please be careful…and thank goodness these ladies will live to tell it…I can see the movie in about 5…4…3…2…

    Have a FABULOUS Day Roses, Thorns & Lukers :D

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    ole buddy said We ate ribs together

    *****************************

    :dead: He shole did GiGi! :rofl: Y’all tighter than ten toes in a sock if y’all splittin’ a slab, foreal.

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    Did ya’ll see how shook Charles got when he heard that “Whoop Whoop”? Natural black man reaction. :lol:

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    Gigi26 says:

    I AM DONE!!!! HE SAID “That’s a dead giveaway!” :rofl: :crying:

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    Gigi26 says:

    Ole buddy said “I came outside, I was eating mah McDonalds…” :rofl: I can’t…..i’ma watch this shyt again

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    Miany says:

    @GIGI…man.. I couldn’t watch it but, I read the excerpts… WHen I read “we ate ribs together” I thought man…. Chuck feel betrayed cuz they broke bread together. He had no idea buddy was a psycho.

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    anw_rootbeer says:

    Amazing story with a great ending!

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    NaijaGal says:

    If a ww is running into a bm arms its bc she’s homeless or she has problems! (Ramsey words not mine) Pretty much sums up interacial dating.
    ==========================
    wait…what? :lol:

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    Gigi26 says:

    Mah nigga Ramsey got that ultraperm in his joint in the 2013 :rofl:

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    Diva says:

    Lord Jesus God is so good! Dead giveaway! Charles had me rolling. OAN morning Roses :wave:

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    :rofl: Turn it off GiGi before you hurt yourself! I wanna watch it again so bad, but I know I’ll lmao and fart right at my desk. :ashamed:

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    lovezoe says:

    God is so good! I pray these girls are able to reintegrate back into society with few problems.

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    Gigi26 says:

    @Kaycei I can’t!! :rofl: LAWD

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I LOVE his interview and kudos & MANY blessings to him :applause:

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    The Pearl! says:

    I’m not one bit mad at Charles Ramsey for how he looks! I LOVE his spirit and his obvious sense of humor. His comedic timing is on point. When he paused and said he never saw anything out of the ordinary about the dude “…uh, until today, hee hee…” And guess what else? I bet the next time we see him his poym will be laid and he’ll be composed and will have on his Sunday best! :bow: He looks like a hero to me! :woot:

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    Fated4Greatness says:

    The thoughts of him and Sweet Brown dating just popped in my head and them both cheesing like :grill:

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    *Tears* I’m sick…somebody help me…I done lmao!
    I just looked at that picture and heard the barber from “Coming to America”

    “Evvvvery time somebody talk about boxing, y’all got to pull Rocky Marciano out ya azz!”

    *Oh lawd!*

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    godschild504 says:

    luVn_liFe… says:
    WHO Cares How Charles lOOks,Im glad that he wasnt one to keep walkiN,
    To Not get involved because it was a domestic dispute.
    If it wasnt for Him this girL may have not gotten out and these ladies wouldntr be saved.
    FORShaMe
    when we cant see past some ones lOOks,Yeah to bad he didnt look like clark Kent
    ^^^ I his efforts. You are absolutely right, Who knows how many people walked past that same house and ignored those same screams over the past 10+ years.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    :thankyou:

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    EyesofScorpio says:

    MSVALLDAY says:
    Let this be a lesson to all of these folks that discriminate against others, you never know who God is going to use to rescue you!!!

    ————————————-

    :applause:

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    heartland says:

    Last night Anderson Cooper was saying that Amanda Berry’s mom died a few years back and everyone says she died of a broken heart from her child being missing. How sad this girl got rescued …and then finds out her mama has died already.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    Did ya’ll see how shook Charles got when he heard that “Whoop Whoop”? Natural black man reaction. :lol:
    ___________________

    :rofl:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    heartland says:

    Last night Anderson Cooper was saying that Amanda Berry’s mom died a few years back and everyone says she died of a broken heart from her child being missing. How sad this girl got rescued …and then finds out her mama has died already.
    ____________________

    :( I didn’t read about that.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Listen to the audio of Amanda’s Berry’s 911 call. The dispatcher needs sensitivity training or something. I can’t believe how cold she sounds. :no: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/05/listen_to_amanda_berrys_franti.html

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    shunda says:

    I live right outside of Cleveland. The mother’s of these girls never gave up hope. Amanda’s mom died in 2006 but the community held vigils every year. There was just one last month for Gina.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    I updated the post to correct the name of the missing women whom police assumed had run away. I can’t find pics of her anywhere. :shrug: I sure hope she isn’t black. Michelle Knight’s mother thinks her daughter’s disappearance didn’t receive as much news coverage as Berry because Michelle was considered a runaway.

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    why? says:

    This man just broke so much down in layman’s terms. Who can you trust? The fawker you break bread with right? They drank together…dude was the folks you look at and trust in the neighborhood. Old player stepped up…get involved or at least call the police if you think something is wrong. This story had me thinking my :smoke: was laced. Folks do not give an fawk no more. 10 years? And this is the FIRST time she was heard screaming?

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    @sandraROSE i too am ammoyed at why there not speaking much of the third young lady EVEN at this POINT

    @WHY?
    Actually a neighbor heard screams years back and the police were called however nothing ever came of it :(

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    Crickett says:

    Besides his appearance, I think Charles did an awesome job describing the events that took place, he articulated well given his social status.

  57. 57

    “Nothing exciting about him ( Pause ) until now”. Amen Charles. Gives hope to other families for missing loved ones. Hopefully the women will get the proper care they need from such a horrific situation.

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    tintin1979 says:

    i’m so happy for these girls. Why aren’t they showing the 3rd girl.

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