After being on the missing persons list for years, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been freed. Earlier on Monday, the Cleveland Police Department issued this update to the case:
Today, the Cleveland Division of Police confirms that three missing girls were located in a house on Seymour Avenue in the Second District. All three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, seem to be in good health. A 52 year old Hispanic male has been placed under arrest regarding this incident. A press conference is expected to be held tomorrow, late morning, to provide more details surrounding these missing persons investigations.
A couple of hours ago, the Police updated their Facebook with this message:
The Cleveland Division of Police confirms that there are now three suspects under arrest. All three are Hispanic males, ages 50, 52 and 54. At this time, a search warrant is being executed at 2207 Seymour Avenue.
Currently, the women are being treated for dehydration at MetroHealth Medical Center. Earlier, it was revealed that a neighbor by the name of Charles Ramsay was the ladies’ saving grace:
He commented that he initially thought it was a domestic violence call and hadn’t realized who he’d helped until he called 911 and gave the phone to Amanda. The information regarding the three suspects is not being released by the Police Department at this time, but the perpetrator is believed to be Ariel Castro and his two brothers.
A source on the scene said that traffic was backed up, as people were in the streets celebrating even as far as a street over. The latest update from the police:
The City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety will hold a press conference at 9 a.m. to provide an update on the Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight Investigations.
Stay tuned for any further updates on this story.