Missing Teens Found; 3 Brothers Arrested

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND-- Years after Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus disappeared, both girls have been found alive.

Cleveland police said both missing teenagers were found Monday at a home on Seymour Ave.; along with a third girl, Michelle Knight.

Police were not releasing details on the circumstances surrounding Knight's disappearance.

Late Monday night, police told our Kevin Freeman that three arrests have been made in connection with the girls' disappearances.

The men, ages 54, 52 and 50, are brothers.

One of them has been identified as Ariel Castro.

Kevin Freeman also reported during FOX 8 News at 10 p.m. that DeJesus and Berry were in the Seymour Ave. home the entire time.

Police said they initially received a 911 call from Amanda Berry.

Berry, DeJesus and Knight are at MetroHealth Medical Center.

A doctor said the girls are in fair condition; but that's all the hospital would reveal.

Cleveland police will release more information at a press conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

On April 21, 2003, 16-year-old Berry called her sister to tell her she was getting a ride home from work at the Burger King on West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.

After that, she disappeared.

A year later in 2004, Gina DeJesus disappeared. She was last seen leaving school on Lorain Ave. Gina was 14.

Searches and vigils have been held throughout the years to try and find the girls.

Now, amazingly, both girls have been found alive.

Stick with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for details on this developing story.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 201311:08 pm

Police press conference set for 9 a.m. Tuesday

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20139:58 pm

Press conference has ended.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20139:58 pm

Police plan on holding a briefing around 9:30 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20139:57 pm

Doctor: “We are assessing their needs.”

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20139:57 pm

MetroHealth doctor: “We are very happy for them. They are able to speak with us. I can’t go into any details.”

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20139:56 pm

Doctor will not go into any specifics

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20139:56 pm

Doctor says currently the girls are safe and in fair condition at the moment

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20139:31 pm

The press conference at MetroHealth Medical Center is set to begin any minute.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20138:13 pm

A press conference is set for around 9:30 p.m. at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20138:10 pm

Melissa Reid is at MetroHealth Medical Center. She says the girls’ families and friends are celebrating.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20138:06 pm

Amanda Berry disappeared in 2003; Gina DeJesus in 2004.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20138:04 pm

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and a third girl, Michele Knight, were reportedly taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20137:57 pm

Applause can be heard and large crowds gathering on Seymour Ave. where the girls were discovered.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20137:46 pm

Peggy Sinkovich is also hearing there were small children found in the same home where Berry, DeJesus and Knight were found.

Kara Sutyak May 6, 20137:45 pm

Police tell FOX 8’s Peggy Sinkovich a 52-year-old man is in custody. He was taken into custody shortly after the girls were found.

1 Comment

Comments are closed.