Berry, Two Other Missing Persons Found Safe

May 7, 2013

Deputy Cleveland Police Chief Ed Tomba says 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.

Tomba says Amanda Berry and the other two women were found yesterday after Berry escaped and called 9-1-1. Two of the women were teenagers when they disappeared. Berry was reported missing in 2003. Michelle Knight had been missing since 2002, and Gina DeJesus since 2004.

Hospital emergency room physician Gerald Maloney says the women are in fair condition.

Deputy Chief Tomba says 52-year-old Ariel Castro is the owner of the house where the women were found.