Women Missing For 10 Years Found Alive; Brothers Arrested [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email


Associated Press Release

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's police chief says the three women held captive in a house for nearly a decade were restrained with ropes and chains and allowed out into the back yard occasionally.

Chief Michael McGrath said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that the physical condition of the three women rescued Monday was "very good considering the circumstances."

McGrath says he was "absolutely" sure police did everything they could to find the women over the years. He disputed claims by neighbors that officers had been called to the house before for suspicious circumstances.

McGrath says the three men who have been arrested in the case "are talking" but he wouldn't say if they have confessed. He says a charging decision could come later Wednesday.

Associated Press Release

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The three women who disappeared a decade ago in Cleveland and were found alive are out of the hospital.

Metro Health Medical Center says all three were released Tuesday morning.

A frantic 911 call led police to a house near downtown Cleveland, where the three women were found Monday.

Police Chief Michael McGrath says Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were tied up at the house and held there since they were in their teens or early 20s.

Three brothers were arrested. Authorities released no names and gave no information about them or what charges they might face.

Officials have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.


Associated Press Release

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A frantic 911 call has led police to a house near downtown Cleveland, where three women who went missing a decade ago have been found.

Police Chief Michael McGrath says Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were tied up at the house and held there since they were in their teens or early 20s. They were found on Monday, along with a 6-year-old child.

Three brothers were arrested. Authorities released no names and gave no information about them or what charges they might face.

Officials have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.

Neighbors say they heard someone screaming for help and kicking a door. They told the woman, Berry, how to get out and allowed her call police.

Berry told a 911 dispatcher, "I've been kidnapped."


Associated Press Release

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's police chief says he thinks three women who went missing separately a decade ago were tied up in the house where they were found and had been there since they disappeared.

Police say three brothers have been arrested and one is from the home. They say the women were found Monday and one said she'd been kidnapped. Police have released no names and given no details about the men or the charges they might face.

The county prosecutor joined dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies at the scene as they began searching the house late Monday.

Authorities say the women have been taken to a hospital to reunite with relatives and seem to be in good health.

Michelle Knight had been missing since 2002, Amanda Berry since 2003 and Gina DeJesus since 2004.


APNewsAlert: CLEVELAND (AP) — Police: 3 arrested as 3 women who went missing separately decade ago found in Cleveland home.


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