Michelle Knight Released from Hospital

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Michelle Knight

CLEVELAND — We are finally hearing from Michelle Knight, for the first time, since she was broken free after more than 10 years in captivity.


MetroHealth Medical Center released the following statement Friday morning on her behalf:

“Michelle Knight is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts. She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund. She asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time.”

Knight had been recovering at Metro since her rescue from Ariel Castro’s Seymour Avenue home on Monday. She was released Friday afternoon, a hospital spokesperson confirmed.

Investigators believe Knight was lured into Castro’s car back in 2002. She was 21 at the time.

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