Three Missing Women Found in Ohio Out of Hospital, 3 Brothers Arrested

By: John Coyne, Associated Press Email
By: John Coyne, Associated Press Email
Cleveland police say three women, who have been missing for over a decade, have been found alive.

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UPDATE 3:30PM
CLEVELAND (AP) - The sign outside a Cleveland home reads, "Welcome Home Gina."

It's the home of the parents of Gina DeJesus, one of the three women who'd been missing for about a decade and were found yesterday in a home in downtown Cleveland. Police say they'd apparently been held captive in the house since they disappeared. Three brothers, including the owner of the home, are under arrest.

Police say the 6-year-old girl who was also found in the home is believed to be the daughter of Amanda Berry, one of the three women who'd been missing.

An aunt of Gina DeJesus says the women all showed great strength to survive in the years since they disappeared. Sandra Ruiz spoke after visiting with all three women.

They've been released from a hospital, and taken to an undisclosed location in the Cleveland suburbs.

Meanwhile, there are reports that police may have missed some earlier opportunities to find the three missing women. Neighbors of the house where the women were found say police were called twice in recent years to investigate suspicious activity there. One man says he heard pounding on doors at the house. Another neighbor says her daughter once saw a naked woman crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard.

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UPDATE 5:45
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.

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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.


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