CLEVELAND, Ohio - Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, were found alive Monday after they escaped from a Cleveland home.
Cleveland police said they had arrested three men -- all Hispanic males, ages 50, 52 and 54. 7NEWS has learned the suspects are brothers.
Police were executing a search warrant at the house at 2207 Seymour Avenue on Monday night.
Police said that officers had found Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus at the house. The families of both women went to a local hospital to await their arrival. The third woman was identified as Michelle Knight.
One of the women called 911 after breaking out of the house where she had been living.
"Help me, I am Amanda Berry," a distraught woman told a dispatcher, according to an audio recording of the call released Monday night. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here and I'm free now."
When the dispatcher told her the next available patrol car would be sent to her, Berry said urgently, "I need them now, because he gets back."
On the 911 tape, Berry identified the man holding her as 52-year-old Ariel Castro. Brian Cummins, a councilman who represents the area where the women were found, also identified the suspect as Ariel Castro, according to CNN.
Another 911 call came from Charles Ramsey, a neighbor man who helped free Berry and a young girl from the house.
"She's like, 'This (expletive) kidnapped me and my daughter,'" Ramsey told 911.
Listen to the unedited 911 calls from Amanda Berry and neighbor Charles Ramsey. Note, these are unedited and do include expletives.
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Amanda Berry: http://ch7ne.ws/ZCRoNo
"I heard screaming…and I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside," Ramsey told WEWS. "I go on the porch and she said, 'Help me get out. I've been here a long time.' I figure it was a domestic violence dispute."
"She comes out with a little girl and says, 'Call 911, my name is Amanda Berry,'" Ramsey recalled. "When she told me, it didn’t register until I got the call to 911 and I'm like, 'I'm calling 911 for Amanda Berry? I thought this girl was dead.'"
Ramsey said he later recognized Berry, now 27 years old, from her missing-person posters.
Berry was carrying a girl who was about 4 or 5 years old and there were other children inside the house, WEWS reported. A source close told the station the young girl was was Berry's daughter.
Berry was last seen in 2003 when she called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from work at a Burger King restaurant. She turned 17 the day after her disappearance.
On April 2, 2004, 14-year-old DeJesus went missing while walking home from Wilbur Wright Middle School. She was last seen around West 105 Street and Lorain Avenue.
Her mother, Nancy Ruiz, said she believed DeJesus was sold into human trafficking.
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