Three families’ worst nightmares ended yesterday with a miracle. CNN reported three women who were kidnapped as teenagers in separate incidents were found in the same Cleveland, Ohio home.
Michele Knight was taken at age 19; Amanda Berry was kidnapped leaving her Burger King job just days before her 17th birthday in 2003; and Georgina DeJesus, 14, was taken a year later. The three women were found alive in the same Cleveland house after neighbor Charles Ramsey saw Berry screaming and frantically trying to get out of the house. The man helped her escape the house and Berry fled to a neighbors house to call the police. He called the police as well.
Police arrested 52-year-old former bus driver Ariel Castro as well as two men identified as his brothers. Two years ago, a neighbor called police to the home when he heard yelling but police left when no one answered the door. The three women were taken to the hospital and seem to be in good health.
DeJesus’ mother says she always felt her daughter was still alive and said she’s receiving the best Mother’s Day gift she could ever receive.