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Berry, DeJesus found alive, police source confirms (Girls had been missing for 10 years)
Cleveland Plain Dealer / Cleveland.com ^ | Today | Thomas Ott

Posted on 05/06/2013 5:08:19 PM PDT by chrisser

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Long-missing Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus have been found alive, a police source confirms.

WOIO Channel 19 had reported that a woman claiming to be Berry called police Monday afternoon and told a dispatcher that she was in a house on Seymour Avenue on the city's West Side. The woman said DeJesus was with her.

"We've confirmed it's them," a detective said. "They are alive and safe."

Berry, now 27, and DeJesus, 23, were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. The FBI and police will interview the women when they are discharged, the detective said.

Police arrested the owner of the house, Ariel Castro, 52, who had lived in the house since 1992. Records show he was arrested for domestic violence in 1993, but a grand jury declined to indict him.

Neighbors on Seymour said a man was arrested and three women came out of the home.

Berry disappeared at about 7:40 p.m. April 21, 2003, a day before her 17th birthday. She was last seen leaving her job at a Burger King at West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.

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

Outside of MetroHealth tonight, a growing crowd awaits word on the women's condition.

Berry’s cousin, Tasheena Mitchell, 26, who was 16 years old when Berry disappeared, said her brother had called to tell her the news that Berry is alive. But she said she received it skeptically, having had her hopes dashed by false reports in the past.

“She was my best friend,” Mitchell said.

A friend interrupted her, “She’s alive. She is your best friend.”

“You’re right,” Mitchell continued. “She is my best friend. I’m so nervous. I’m so excited. They won’t let me inside. But I will stay here all night if I have to.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: amanda; amandaberry; arielcastro; berry; cleveland; ginadejesus; micheleknight; missing; ohio; onilcastro; pedrocastro; rescue; three
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Great news from Cleveland OH - and we can surely use it.
1 posted on 05/06/2013 5:08:19 PM PDT by chrisser
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To: chrisser; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

OHIO PINGS

BREAKING: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are ALIVE; Man arrested..(Girls missing for 9-10 years.)

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/22175803/breaking-woman-claiming-to-missing-woman-amanda-berry-calls-cleveland-police.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 5:19:01 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Las Vegas Dave

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
A woman claiming to be Amanda Berry called Cleveland Police Monday afternoon.

She said she was kidnapped 10 years ago and said she is currently at a home at 2210 Seymour.

She also told the 911 dispatcher that Gina DeJesus is with her. A third missing woman, 32-year old Michelle Knight, was in the home with Berry and DeJesus. It’s believed Knight disappeared when she was 20.

At least one of the women has a baby.

One witness says he saw Amanda Berry come running out of the house kicking and screaming “Help me!” She was carrying a baby in her arms.

Cleveland Police have arrested a 52 year old man at the house where the three women were found.

19 Action News is on the scene speaking with family members and witnesses.


3 posted on 05/06/2013 5:21:09 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: chrisser

I hope they string up the creep who held them.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 5:28:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Slideshow photos: http://photos.cleveland.com/4501/gallery/amanda_berry_gina_dejesus_reportedly_found_alive/index.html


5 posted on 05/06/2013 5:31:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: cripplecreek

bttt


6 posted on 05/06/2013 5:36:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chrisser; Old Sarge; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; fellowpatriot; MarineMom613; ..
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7 posted on 05/06/2013 5:38:06 PM PDT by narses
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To: Las Vegas Dave
One witness says he saw Amanda Berry come running out of the house

Why didn't that happen years ago? I'm sure we'll find out sooner or later.........

8 posted on 05/06/2013 5:46:23 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Why didn't that happen years ago?

My thoughts as well!

9 posted on 05/06/2013 5:53:16 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Blood of Tyrants

First put him alone in a room with the girls fathers for about ten minutes or so.


10 posted on 05/06/2013 5:56:11 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: chrisser

Thank you Jesus!


11 posted on 05/06/2013 6:08:50 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Traveler59
This area is getting weirder and weirder. Last year we had Sowel and this year three girls.
12 posted on 05/06/2013 6:37:50 PM PDT by sharpee
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Thanks for ping...this seems nothing short of a miracle, when you think about it!!

I never thought I'd hear this news, considering the "usual" outcome for these missing persons cases...so that's great news!!

13 posted on 05/06/2013 7:18:06 PM PDT by 88keys (truth will out...eventually...)
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To: chrisser

Perhaps the best possible local news story for this area. Certainly among the top five.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 8:15:20 PM PDT by E Rocc (November 2, 2010: The beginning of the end of the kleptocracy.)
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To: sharpee
would you feel safe living in that area???

not me today, but I did sixty years ago, as I lived in that area and played outdoors and felt safe...but then the world was a different place...

I also worked in the west 25th street area fifty years ago when I began a hairdressing career...dang today I wouldn't go to that area with out packing heat...

15 posted on 05/06/2013 8:18:11 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: chrisser
do you really think the Cleveland PD will tell the full story??? or will MSM cover up as they do for Hillary and obama???

just wondering.

16 posted on 05/06/2013 8:19:43 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

There have Been 3 arrests.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 9:14:25 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: sharpee

I am glad the girls were found alive, but like you my first thoughts were:

1. Why are the Cleveland police so bad with this kind of stuff?

2. Sowel who had murdered all those girls & women.

3. The police who drove by that dead girl and mistook her body for a dead deer.

Time will reveal the truth about these girls decade in captivity, but the Cleveland police really look very bad in this matter. I recall seeing interviews with family members in the Sowell case and those interviews gave the impression the police didn’t really care or try very hard to find the women.

I would be, am, very curious to find out what the Cleveland Police Detective rate is for dealing with missing children/women compared to other cities. Another chamber of horrors to be revealed...what a sad, sad thing.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 4:03:51 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: chrisser

Berry, DeJesus, Knight found alive, police source confirms
Updated Story
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/05/tv_station_reports_berry_dejes.html#incart_river#incart_maj-story-1


19 posted on 05/07/2013 4:08:31 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: chrisser

Amazing story. Incredible that they are still alive. Praise God!


20 posted on 05/07/2013 4:10:50 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: chrisser

Cleveland, city of the Obamaphone lady...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio


21 posted on 05/07/2013 4:49:12 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: chrisser

Five years probation:
http://youtu.be/Oi3Hyxuf5AE


22 posted on 05/07/2013 5:25:56 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: haircutter
do you really think the Cleveland PD will tell the full story??? or will MSM cover up as they do for Hillary and obama???

just wondering.


Hard to say. My impression of the PD isn't so much that they're biased (although they are) as that they're incompetent and a bit lazy. Comes from having no competition, IMHO.

Also just MHO, but I'd guess WOIO 19 would probably break anything the PD didn't feel like covering. They seem to be more tenacious even if it's for salaciousness sake.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser

I am hearing that the Castro brothers are Hispanic.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 5:31:44 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: Spartan302
I am hearing that the Castro brothers are Hispanic.

Not surprising from the look of Amanda Berry's daughter.

Thank goodness the girls escaped before her daughter was old enough to be a victim (or at least I hope she hasn't yet been a victim, beyond being a prisoner).
25 posted on 05/07/2013 5:41:54 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser
My impression of the PD isn't so much that they're biased (although they are) ...
The PD is biased for or against who ... and why?
26 posted on 05/07/2013 6:02:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I am so frigging sick of hearing about this, we have far more important issues going on and yet this is being covered by all media outlets.

Now the guy which helped her open the door is a HERO!!!!!!!!.

Every time in these cases they have to try and find a so called hero, he;s not a hero, he;s a neighbor who happened to be there and there was no risk to himself.

A hero is a person who runs in front of rounds being fired, to save others.

Still it got Libya off the news and now we’ll be subjected to this non story for days.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 6:13:21 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: haircutter

all the media outlets are covering this, fine, they fund them, they are now free but hardly massive news to the country, .

it affects how many in this country compared to , oh debt, sending, taxes, Libya, a lying lazy Admin.

How nice for the media to now use this to not cover the hearings on Benghazi and now FOX and CNN are saying the guy who was there is a hero.

They and I must have very different reasons why some are hero’s’.
This is a feel good story but hardly national news for the day


28 posted on 05/07/2013 6:16:21 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: EBH

The perp is a school bus driver? Hmmmmm.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 6:19:23 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: manc

I disagree with you on his being a hero. He isn’t a hero of the sort of our soldiers serving in harms way, but he did put himself at risk by breaking down the door to get her out. If the guy would have returned, if the door had been booby trapped... he went well above and beyond. He could have simply called police and let it go from there, but he went to her and helped her get out.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 6:20:24 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Spartan302
I am hearing that the Castro brothers are Hispanic.

A friend of mine in Tennessee used to complain constantly about having to 'shoo' ADULT Hispanic males away from her young teen-age daughters...part of their 'culture'?

31 posted on 05/07/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: chrisser
No mention in the story of Amanda's 6 year old daughter, born during captivity, nor of Michelle Knight, who was taken at the age of 8, and is now 18.

I'm doubting Amanda gave birth alone. Someone likely helped. There's going to be more info coming for weeks (all helping the MSM to cover Obama on Benghazi, too).

32 posted on 05/07/2013 6:30:31 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I think if anyone had heard a woman shouting from a house they have had barbecues at, know the guy for years then anyone would have gone over and helped the girl out.

The word hero has been watered down to suit every incident today by a media looking for angles to get more viewers in order to get the sheep repeating their mantra.

This is such a non story where the media will play every angle , go over the top and use it to get the sheep talking at their water coolers today while the real news is not being covered.

this story affects the country how?

Far more pressing issues at hand right now, fine they are free, he has been arrested why keep covering it, move on


33 posted on 05/07/2013 6:33:31 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Why didn't that happen years ago? I'm sure we'll find out sooner or later

Apparently chained up daily in the locked basement... but for the past 6 years, I'm sure that keeping Amanda's baby was another good avenue of control over her. And, after 13 years, basically half of her life, she was probably "accustomed" to the routine. She may have let other opportunities slip by without knowing it.

34 posted on 05/07/2013 6:34:52 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

OH it seems is becoming the CA of the Midwest and as I;m down south I’d like to know just how many people still live in that state because it seems from all the plates here in the south that many in OH are moving out.

OH state where the sheep clapped and cheered the bozo this weekend.

Still at least the white house is happy as Benghazi is off the news again and how nice of the media to opine


35 posted on 05/07/2013 6:35:37 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

I understand, our media manipulates us, no doubt. But, given the community, I still will give him credit for going over.

I am fascinated by how quickly the media was able to identify him, get his neighbors, his relatives, their relatives on interviews. But, when the Boston bombing suspects were shaping up to be Muslim motivated terrorists, how quickly those outreaches shriveled up.

And, yes, we do face more important issues. No doubt. We can’t drop our focus.

But, please, don’t discount what it was for this guy to go over and help in that community. It isn’t my community where I know my neighbors would help take care of me. These are rough places.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 6:37:53 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: who knows what evil?

A former coworker of mine had to move because hispanic men congregated in front of the Home Depot across the street made sexual advances on her 12-y.o. daughter every day while she waited for the bus. They would even do it while her mom was present.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 7:01:03 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: chrisser
I think all child molesters should die by: SCAPHISM
38 posted on 05/07/2013 7:09:39 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: Blood of Tyrants

How many welfare rolls was the alleged perp on?


39 posted on 05/07/2013 7:17:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: oh8eleven
The PD is biased for or against who ... and why?

My opinion - the PD is like most papers. Slanted left, pro statism, pro union.

They'll report individual cases of corruption if they're blatant enough, but they won't rock the boat by discussing the root cause - near absolute Democrat control of the city and county.

They're the only major paper in town.


40 posted on 05/07/2013 7:19:45 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: manc
Far more pressing issues at hand right now, fine they are free, he has been arrested why keep covering it, move on

I suppose, for the rest of the country, this is a minor event.

For those of us who live in the area, this is a big deal, and the news broke just last night.

I'm generalizing here, but most violent crime in Cleveland happens on the East side. Sure, there are some rough neighborhoods on the West side, but there aren't nightly shootings or regular violence.

The first girl didn't get much attention, because she was old enough that she could have been a runaway, but the other two girls were young teens that just vanished without a trace off streets that many of us regularly frequent - living, working, shopping. I drive past the Burger King where Amanda Berry was last seen every morning and I'm sure, like many people, I thought about her every time I passed by.

This sort of crime just doesn't happen in West side neighborhoods. It was a dark cloud hanging over the area for over a decade - everyone knew about those two girls and I suspect people with children felt it even more accutely. There was always the possibility of it happening again.

It's a tremendous relief that, not only were they found, but found alive, despite what they've likely gone through.
41 posted on 05/07/2013 7:31:42 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser

And in all those years they NEVER had a chance to call 911 until now? Not even once? I don’t know,,,I’m just getting more and more cynical. Sign of the times, I guess.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chrisser

agree this is big news there but not national, we know they are free and the man is caught but to make this a massive story to the country which affects no one but the locals is more of an excuse by this drama queen media to keep Benghazi off the news because that does affect us knowing how a Govt turned their backs, then lied about it


43 posted on 05/07/2013 9:09:54 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: chessplayer

You’re aware this kind of story has happened several times even recently, right?

You never know just what was going on. At the very least, they might have been too faint-hearted to do anything.


44 posted on 05/07/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

At the very least, they might have been too faint-hearted to do anything.


True.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 9:43:33 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: manc
agree this is big news there but not national
Really? Three teens kidnapped and held as sex slaves for 10 years is a local story?
I think that kind of judgement can be referred to as "p*ss poor."
46 posted on 05/07/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: manc

See how many of the networks/publications that refused to cover the Philly abortion infanticide case “because we don’t cover local crime stories” cover this one.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 12:38:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chrisser
This story broke just after 6 PM last night. Naturally a TV station will have it before a newspaper. The PD had it in front page news this AM. The PD isn't much of a newspaper any more but they will cover a story like this reasonably well. No cause for animosity here.
48 posted on 05/07/2013 12:46:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: who knows what evil?

“A friend of mine in Tennessee used to complain constantly about having to ‘shoo’ ADULT Hispanic males away from her young teen-age daughters...part of their ‘culture’?”

It is. The age of consent in Mexico is 12 and that recently factored into a criminal case in the USA. I can’t remember the specific case but a Mexican man got away with molesting an underage girl because the judge applied Mexican law in the case. It was pretty sad.


49 posted on 05/07/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: oh8eleven

in your opinion of course.

it’s a happy ending story and now lets move on to more pressing issues instead of the usual angle of he’s the hero, he’s so brave, how could they do this, OMG this is terrible, it’s always the usual crap from the media.\\

Ask how one can do this, how can they function after this, can they live after this, can they have a normal life, how could someone do this, then it’s bring in the shrink time, then other s called experts.
It turns into the gossip what this country loves asking the same B/S questions the media has done


50 posted on 05/07/2013 1:08:48 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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