Skip to comments.Frantic 911 call leads to 3 missing women in Ohio
Posted on 05/07/2013 4:21:45 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
CLEVELAND (AP) The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now."
Those words led police to a house near downtown Cleveland where Berry and two other women who vanished a decade ago were found Monday, elating family members and friends who had longed to see them again.
Authorities later arrested three brothers. They released no names and gave no information about them or what charges they might face.
City officials have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.
Police Chief Michael McGrath said he thinks Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were tied up at the house and held there since they were in their teens or early 20s.
A 6-year-old also was found in the home, but police didn't disclose the child's identity or relationship to anyone in the home. The women appeared to be in good health and were taken to a hospital to be evaluated and be reunited with relatives.
The women's escape and rescue began with a frenzied cry for help.
A neighbor, Charles Ramsey, told WEWS-TV he heard screaming Monday and saw Berry, whom he didn't recognize, at a door that would open only enough to fit a hand through. He said she was trying desperately to get outside and pleaded for help to reach police.
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Let me guess: sex slaves to at least one of the men.
The question is....how many more across the US? Two thousand? Eight thousand? You just don’t know.
They each needed a wife. Just shoot them.
They are touting the 911 call?
Amanda was lucky they had a car available to investigate...
My friends father was in the DOJ under Bush.
Over a few drinks he told me some stories that made me make sure my wife has a gun.
You are guessing way to low.
EVIL BEYOND BELIEF!
Having to deal with for the rest of her life..Unfortunately check.
It’s like a movie plot. In my daily existence these are things that don’t even cross my mind. Humans really are pieces o crap.
No kidding. That dispatcher’s attitude was pathetic. I understand that maybe they are just suppose to follow some kind of protocol, but she could have shown a little compassion. That poor girl (woman now) needed some kindness and reassurance and that dispatcher was cold to her.
So far, this puzzle just doesn’t come together. There are too many missing pieces.
Perps do life plus Ten in a metal box...Check!
He’ll talk and talk about it to avoid Bengazi...Bengazi has now vanished.
My only hope is these are illegal immigrants.
Being a dispatcher isn’t the easiest job in the world either.
One thing not needed in dispatching is emotion.
The first thing my wife said when I read this to her was, 3 young girls, ten years, how many children came from this and where are they now? I pray for the jury that has to handle this case.
did you hear how retarded the dispatchers reacted to the victim and the rescuer?
I understand that, but to tell the woman that they would send the police when a car became available is just wrong. She should have been a little more reassuring.
I have a feeling the kidnappers are Muslims.
Seizing women to restock or start a clan has happened throughout human history. the “Rape of the Sabine women” is a celebrated story in Roman history. It tells the story how the Sabine women were seized, became the concubines of those men, and their descendants were the Romans. Criminal gangs and pirates often seized women and their hideouts or lairs sometimes evolved as towns or ports. It has happened and will happen again. China has a big problem. Due to a one child policy and gender preference abortion there is a big shortage of women. Millions of Chinese males need wives. Hopefully they will obtain them peacefully or learn to do without.
When they refused to release the name, I knew he was......Hispanic. Immigration Bill is upcoming.
I hope all three of them suffer Jeffrey Dahmer’s fate while in prison; bludgeoned to death.
Agree with posts that the dispatcher was cold. I understand “protocol” too but you could hear the cry for help, for reassurance, for comfort....not wanting to let go of someone from the outside world.
The dispatcher might want to think about this for a bit and learn from it. What’s done is done, but it is too bad Amanda got this dispatcher. I’ve heard 911 replays before where the dispatchers are at least human.
...Ariel Castro, 52, has been arrested and is in police custody in connection with the kidnapping case along with his two unnamed brothers, who are 50 and 54...
last name is Castro, 52 year old bus driver.
Yeah that was kinda dumb.
For some things there have to be priorities, and this should have set off her alarm bell.
Did you ever hear the joke about the guy who called in and said Burglars were breaking into his shed?
He called 3 times and got no response.
The 4th time he called he told the dispatcher not to hurry about sending the cops he had just shot and killed the two burglars.
Within 30 seconds 5 police cars slid up to his door.
Just kidnapping and raping American girls because they are unhappy “immigrants,” doncha know. That neighborhood in Cleveland should be swept by ICE. It’s no telling who they’d find there.
I haven’t wanted to be too public about my shock on the call. I know the operator’s job is horrible, burn out must be overwhelming and you could hear it in the operator’s voice. I commented to my son, when the operator heard her terror, they should have been a bit more calming. Maybe even offer to stay on the phone with her. Something.
If you notice, none of the news media has commented on the 911 call. If it were handled more compassionately, you know that they would be raving about it.
And China has the largest standing army in the world. Think about that for a minute.
Mr. Ramsey saved the day, and based on his interviews is obviously a very smart guy.
Just doing the kidnapping and raping Americans won’t do.
Also now “peaceful” Iceland was once the base of particularly viscous Nordic raiders. The beauty of its women is said to be the result of their raiding habits. They would seize the most beautiful women and return them to Iceland.
It sounded like she said “he’s hispanic”. She gave his name as “DeCastro”, or something like that. So, maybe you’re right.
Ariel Castro and his two brothers.
This is going to knock absolutely everything else out of the news for 2 weeks, maybe a month.
North Korea could nuke Seoul and Good Morning America would break into coverage of that for their "exclusive interview" with one of the kidnapped women.
He should have stayed on the phone with her.
Buncha bored, horny, undersexed men in country with the largest army in the world. What could possibly go wrong?
That neighborhood is literally foreign held territory. The laws of the United States do not apply and Western Civilization does not exist there. The most galling thing about it is that its inhabitants are protected and sustained by the Federal government. It just goes to show who the Federal government really represents.
sounds like it might have been some illegal aliens brothers who kidnapped and held them hostage all this time.
Video interview of neighbor who had reported screaming of women in the general vicinity a couple of years ago:
Incompetence is the worst form of corruption.
Draw your conclusions how far it goes
For ten years, apparently, there was some great police work in that community. NOT!
I know about a half dozen families on my street of 60+ houses and that was because we made an effort to get to know them. This isn't the world of 60 years ago or even 30 years ago. We've taken "mind your own business" to the level of "don't know anything about anyone." I would assume that makes committing crimes like this easier and police work more difficult.
Obviously we don't want 1984 with neighbors turning each other in for thought crimes but I'd like to know if the guy next door kidnapped three teenage girls and chained them up in the basement.
Listening to the presser via FoxNews, it sounds as if the city officials/police are doing a CYA.
Other properties to search.
Bullets are too fast, dear, and painless.
I think a slow dip bath in lye.
Recall this city just went through the serial killer Anthony Sowell...
Cleveland abductions a chilling reminder of ‘House of Horrors’
Maybe I come from a high-tension urban jungle but I find no fault in the 911 operator at all. Listened once, and read the transcript. The operator has to determine the problem and the peripheral situation, get through the caller’s alarm or hysteria, assess the immediate danger to caller or anyone else on scene, get the location, and decide how the caller ought to proceed until police arrive (ie, take shelter, stay with people, defend self...). The operator has to focus and get the caller focused. This is no simple task and it’s no time for “sympathy” either.
Further, the operator had determined that the caller was with neighbors, was in no imminent danger.
A cool, calm demeanor is a pretty effective quality in a 911 operator.