UPDATE: 11:29pm: Fox 8 News reports, live on-air, three men have been arrested – all brothers over the age of 50.
UPDATE 10:47pm: Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins joined Anthony Lima on “The Ken Carman Show” and discussed the finding of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, including where he was when the news broke and the families of the missing girls.
UPDATE 10:21pm: One of the persons arrested has been identified as 52-year-old Ariel Castro, a Cleveland City Schools bus driver. He is the owner of the home and was arrested for domestic violence in 1992. A grand jury declined to indict him. He has lived in the house since 1992.
UPDATE 10:06pm: Fox 8 News reports live on-air that Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath says two or three people arrested regarding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight.
UPDATE 9:57pm: Police are not present at the news conference. However, a medical official is commenting on the story, but is unable to comment on their medical condition and specific details. The doctor says, “We are assessing their needs.”
UPDATE: 9:46pm: We are still awaiting the news conference to begin.
We can tell you that a neighbor to the house, Charles Ramsey, said he heard a girl screaming Monday afternoon.
As he approached the door he heard her say, “My name is Amanda Berry, please help me out of this house.”
WOIO’s Ed Gallek talked to the Ken Carman show:
UPDATE: 9:03pm: A news conference will be held at 9:30pm at MetroHealth Medical Center. Stay tuned for more information.
UPDATE 8:29pm: The Cleveland Division of Police confirmed the recovery of the three girls and say they are in good health. They have a 52-year-old Hispanic male under arrest regarding the incident.
UPDATE 8:25pm: The City of Cleveland has addressed the developing story on their Facebook page.
A post reads:
Statement from Mayor Jackson: “I am thankful that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight have been found alive. We have many unanswered questions regarding this case and the investigation will be ongoing. Again, I am thankful that these three young ladies are found and alive.”
Note: Public Safety will hold a press conference tomorrow morning to provide an update.
UPDATE: 7:50pm: Cleveland police say that Berry, DeJesus and 32-year-old Michelle Knight are alive and appear to be okay. There will be a media briefing Tuesday morning.
UPDATE 7:37pm: FOX 8 reports that police have confirmed Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and a third woman named Michele Knight have been found.
Berry was kidnapped ten years ago and reportedly told at the 911 dispatcher that Gina DeJesus is with her, along with a third woman with a baby.
WKYC reports that women were seen running from a home located at 2210 Seymour Avenue near West 25th Street. Hundreds of people have gathered around the home.
Berry has not been seen since the day before her 17th birthday in 2003. She had called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job at Burger King on West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.
DeJesus went missing on April 2, 2004 when she was just 14-years-old. She was walking home from Wilbur Wright Middle School.
A 52-year-old man has been arrested by police according to WOIO.
Stay tuned as more details develop.