Cleveland Kidnapping Survivor Changes Name

May 2, 2014

Michelle Knight attends sentencing of Ariel Castro
Credit Toledo Blade

One of the three women who survived a decade of captivity inside of a Cleveland home is changing her name.

Michelle Knight tells NBC that she now goes by the name of Lillian Rose Lee. She, along with Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, escaped last year. Berry and DeJesus are among several people who will recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at an event on Tuesday. The organization says they displayed courage and resilience and gave hope to families still searching for missing children. It is not clear if they will attend the event in Washington DC. The three were held captive by 53-year-old Ariel Castro, who committed suicide in prison.