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Another neighbor said he never saw women or girls at the house, and there was no indication that people were being held against their will – only Castro doing “average” things.

“He just comes out to his backyard, plays with the dogs, tinkering with his cars and motorcycles, [and goes] back in the house,” Charles Ramsey, a neighbor, told WEWS-TV Monday. “There’s nothing exciting about him. Well, until today.”

But Mr. Perez said he now realizes that Castro did display some odd behavior – such as stopping at home for only 10 minutes or an hour – and he speculated that the suspect owned other property, which police are investigating. 

The FBI collected evidence from the crime scene throughout the night, and the next step will be to piece together 10 years of logistical information, Mr. McGrath said at the news conference.

There is no evidence in city databases that anyone living near the house called authorities about suspicious activity, city Public Safety Director Martin Flask told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. There are also no code violations on the house or calls made to the fire department.

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