Cleveland Kidnapping Saga Comes To Heartwarming, Joyous Conclusion After 12 Years
A Cleveland kidnapping case has concluded with an unexpected and joyous finale after a woman, who went missing 10 years ago, called 911 on her captor.
Cleveland’s 19 Action News reported on Monday that emergency personnel received a call this afternoon from a woman claiming to be Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003 at age 16.
The woman directed authorities to a home at 2210 Seymour. While waiting for police to arrive, she dropped a second bombshell. Gina DeJesus, another missing person who was taken in 2004 at age 14, was also being held at the residence.
A witness said that Berry ran out of the house carrying a baby and shouting, “Help me!” When Cleveland Police arrived, they arrested a 52-year-old Hispanic male, who has yet to be identified.
They also discovered a third victim, 32-year-old Michelle Knight, also alive, who is believed to have gone missing at age 20.
The mother of the baby that Berry was carrying was not immediately identified, though it is believed that the child belongs to one of the Cleveland kidnapping victims.
The news station has provided a slideshow on its website that includes some moving pics on the scene with the promise of more updates throughout the evening.
The news follows on the heels of another surprise conclusion reported by The Inquisitr earlier this month in which a Pennsylvania mother, who’d been missing for 10 years was found alive.
The difference, however, is that in the case of Brenda Heist, age 53, the disappearance was voluntary. Pronounced dead after eight years, Heist’s estranged husband became the prime suspect in her disappearance.
Heist made the decision to leave while facing a pending divorce and a possible move. She dropped her children off at school and stayed missing until approximately a week ago.
A bit more on that here:
As for the Cleveland kidnapping perpetrator, do you think he acted alone, or would it have taken accomplices to keep women as live captives for more than a decade?
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