‘One of a kind in the country:’ Gina DeJesus’ new push to find missing

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Northeast Ohio AMBER Alert Commission joins forces with Gina DeJesus to help both families and law enforcement in the search for Northeast Ohio’s missing persons.

This morning, an in-person press conference with Gina DeJesus was held at the Cleveland Family Center for Missing Children and Adults in the Pivot Center in Cleveland. There, she discussed her role in this partnership.

DeJesus is a kidnapping survivor. She, Amanda Berry, and Michelle Knight — now Lily Rose Lee — spent a decade being held hostage in Cleveland. All three women were rescued in 2013.

Sylvia Colon, DeJesus’ cousin, was instrumental during her time of captivity, keeping her story known and not giving up hope. She heads up the organization Cleveland Missing alongside DeJesus with the belief that a family should never have to beg for help to find their missing loved one.

“This is a significant partnership that will serve the community well. We have two entities with similar goals combining resources to help families and law enforcement,” said Chief John Majoy of the Newburgh Heights Police Department who serves as the Chairman of the NEO AMBER Alert Committee and is the President of the Board of Directors for Cleveland Missing.

Amanda Berry is also working to help reunite missing persons with their loved ones right here on FOX 8 News.

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