On April 21, 2003 Amanda Berry, 16, disappeared after calling her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job at Burger King. Gina DeJesus was 14 when she went missing on April 2, 2004, while walking home from school. Michele Knight went missing in 2000 when she was 20 years old.
Yesterday, May 06, 2013, almost a decade later, the three women, now ages 27, 23, and 32, along with a 6-year-old child identified as the child of Amanda Berry, were all found held captive in the basement of a home in Cleveland, Ohio.
They escaped after the owner of the house, 52-year-old school bus driver Ariel Castro went out and Berry managed to stick her hand through the home’s busted front door, grabbing the attention of neighbour Charles Ramsey, who kicked in the door and called 911.
Authorities say the women appear to be in good outward health, and they have all been released from the hospital. Police currently have Castro and his two brothers, aged 50 and 54, in custody.