The news that three women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight – were held in a Cleveland home for about a decade shocked neighbors, who said they didn't notice anything.
Cleveland police on Monday night arrested three brothers in connection with kidnapping and holding captive three women for the past decade – a situation that left neighbors wondering why they had not noticed suspicious activity.
Suspect Ariel Castro owns the house where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were held captive for about 10 years until Ms. Berry escaped Monday evening and called 911, Police Chief Michael McGrath said at a news conference Tuesday morning. Mr. Castro’s brothers – Pedro Castro and Onil Castro – were also arrested, though they do not live at the house.
Berry identified Ariel Castro as her captor in her frantic 911 call Monday evening, according to the call transcript. Police say they believe they have the right people in custody, but the investigation could take many weeks.
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