Kudos to Charles Ramsey, a Cleveland man who rescued three women who went missing a decade ago when they were teenagers. Charles said after eating a meal from McDonald's this afternoon, he went outside and saw a frantic woman inside his neighbor's home screaming to get his attention. She told him to call police. Charles said he immediately knew something terrible was amiss because "when a little pretty girl runs into a black man's arms, something is wrong there." The woman is Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003 a day before her 17th birthday. Cops soon arrived and swooped down on the home. Inside they found Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004 at age 14, and a third woman, Michelle Knight, who went missing in 2005. Amanda, now 27, Gina, 23, and Michelle, 32, were taken to taken to a local hospital. The FBI and police will interview them when they are discharged. 52-year-old Ariel Castro, who owns the home where the women were found, was arrested. This entire kidnapping story doesn't make a whole lot of sense and is just not adding up, so we hope after more information becomes available, our opinion will change.
Update, May 7: Two of Ariel's brothers, Pedro and Oneil Castro, were also arrested. But bombshell tonight! It's being reported that there were "multiple" pregnancies among the three kidnap victims. According to police sources, one of the victims had two to three miscarriages because she was malnourished. Another police source who is actively working on this investigation said at least five babies were born inside the home. It’s not clear if that number includes Amanda's 6-year-old daughter who was found in the house with the women. This is Amanda's emotional 911 call.
Here's Charles' call to 911:
sources: WEWS | WCPO