Transcript for Demolition Day for the Cleveland House of Horrors
Now we're going to move next to cleveland where they were trying to eradicate a haunting memory. They dell olished that house where the women were held for a decade and one of those women came to bear witness. Reporter: For more than a decade it served as prison. But with crowds cheering in a little more than an hour, the cleveland house of horrors reduced to rubble. Valiantly standing there watching, one of the women who thought they'd never get out of that house alive, michelle knight. For 11 years, ariel castro held knight, amanda berry, and gina DeJesus hostage inside this home. There were vigils for amanda and gina, but not for michelle. At his sentencing hearing, castro himself said nobody even looked for her. Today, knight is taking up the mantle of the missing releasing yellow balloons for the more than 85,000 people still not found. Nobody was there for me when I was missing, and I want the people to know, including the mothers, that they can have strength, they can have hope, and their child will come back. Reporter: Michelle has described her fellow captive gina as her teammate and today gina's aunt was in the excavator, delivering the first blow to that house. Knowing that it's coming down, there's closure for the whole family. Reporter: Closure from the pain they endured for more than a decade, glimpses of that misery seen as the house came down. The pink room where they were restrained. A christmas tree in the attic where they were sometimes forced to sit for days in stifling heat. The physical reminders of all that pain now gone. Tonight, diane, as you can see that's nothing but an empty lot left where that home once stood. Officials tell me for the time being they will be planting grass and wild flowers there. As for ariel castro, he is serving that life sentence. He is in kol tear confinement 23 hours a day sitting in a 12 foot
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