Amanda Berry Returns Home

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CLEVELAND -- Amanda Berry is home.

The rescued 27-year-old returned to her sister's home on West 129th Street Wednesday morning, which is covered in celebration of her being found alive.

Multiple police officers and FBI agents were stationed outside the house for the emotional homecoming. Along with several relatives and friends, neighbors and media from around the world were also there to witness the surreal moment.

PICTURES: Amanda Berry Returns Home

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Authorities laid specific ground rules to media members and spectators before her return: be respectful of the family and stay off of their property. But they also took part in celebrating the miraculous discovery of the three women.

"Hope is alive today. Our dreams have been answered," said Cleveland Police 1st District Commander, Thomas McCartney.

An FBI spokesperson said Berry would make a brief statement after spending time with her family; however, Berry's sister, Beth Serrano, said Amanda wasn't ready.

"We are so happy to have Amanda and her daughter home. I want to thank the public and the media for their support and encouragement over the years. At this time, our family would request privacy so sister and niece and I can have time to recover," Serrano told reporters. "We appreciate all you have done for us throughout the past 10 years. Please respect our privacy until we are ready to make our statements."

Berry and her 6-year-old daughter, along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, were rescued from Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue home on Monday.

Cleveland police believe all three women had been held there for at least 10 years.

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Jessica Dabrowski May 8, 201312:18 pm

See more pictures of Amanda Berry’s homecoming here:

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Lindsay Buckingham May 8, 201312:13 pm

Beth Serrano’s entire statement: “We are so happy to have Amanda and her daughter home. I want to thank the public and the media for their support and encouragement over the years. At this time, our family would request privacy so sister and niece and I can have time to recover. We appreciate all you have done for us throughout the past 10 years. Please respect our privacy until we are ready to make our statements.”

Lindsay Buckingham May 8, 201311:54 am

Amanda Berry’s sister, Beth Serrano, just gave a very brief statement to the media. She asked that the family’s privacy is respected, and expressed joy to have her home.

Lindsay Buckingham May 8, 201311:52 am

Amanda Berry’s sister: We are so happy to have Amanda home.