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Three Women Found A Decade After Being Kidnapped

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Aleteia - published on 05/07/13

Had been held by three men, including a school bus driver
Three women in Ohio who kidnapped a decade ago were found safe and in fair condition. They had been held inside a house for the full decade by three brothers, one of whom is a school bus driver. The women were discovered when one of them escaped the house and was able to call the police with the help of a neighbor. Reuters has more on the story:
Three women who vanished separately as teenagers about a decade ago were found alive in a house in Cleveland with police arresting three brothers, including a school bus driver.
Authorities were alerted to the missing women's whereabouts on Monday evening by a frantic emergency call from one of them, Amanda Berry, moments after she was freed from the house by a neighbor who said he heard screaming and came to her aid.
"Help me! I'm Amanda Berry. … I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm here. I'm free now," Berry, now 26, is heard telling a 911 operator in a recording of the call released by police and posted on the Internet.
Berry had last been seen leaving her job at a fast-food restaurant the day before her 17th birthday in April 2003. The two women found with her were identified by authorities as Gina DeJesus, 23, who vanished in 2004 aged 14 while walking home from school, and Michelle Knight, who was reported to have been 18 or 19 when she went missing in 2002.

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