Castro Home Evidence Testing Begins

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Testing is set to begin this weekend on evidence taken from the Seymour Avenue home of Ariel Castro, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Castro is facing charges for kidnapping and holding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive in his home for years. The women, along with Berry’s 6-year-old daughter, were rescued earlier this month.

The evidence taken from Castro’s home will be tested at the attorney general’s lab in Richfield starting Saturday. Officials said there is no timetable on how long testing will take.

The results of the tests will be turned back over to the Cleveland Police Department.

Some items that were taken from the home include a letter written by Castro along with ropes and chains.

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