Transcript for Three Girls Missing a Decade Found Alive
Take a look at this picture. It says it all. Right there, amanda berry beaming right in the middle after missing for ten years held captive of the she was reunited with her sister last night and that is her little girl right next to her according to our station wews. A night packed with emotion and drama. See the people cheering. It all began to unfold before sundown in cleveland. Literally cheering in the streets, george. This is a map we want you to look at. Amanda berry was 16 when she disappeared. gina DeJesus vanished in 2004 at age 14 and michele knight was 21 when she went missing in 2002. You can see they were all found so close to the locations where they were abducted. We have complete live coverage of this unfolding story starting with abc's david muir on the ground in cleveland right now. Good morning, david. Reporter: Good morning, ro that's really the extraordinary thing, that these young women who vanished asls were so close by, just blocks away from where they disappeared from in the first place. This morning here at the hospital behind me, free, reunited with loved ones but so many people in this community focused on the young woman brave enough to break free from that home call 1 and say to that dispatcher, I'm amanda berry, I've been on the news the last ten years. This morning, this photo is the first image of amanda berry in the hospital right there in the middle, her sister to the left and a child to the right. Police have not identified. It's the first time amanda has been seen since the day before her 17th birthday. And this brave call to 911 was the first time anyone would hear her voice in more than a decade. Help me, I'm amanda berry. Do you need police, fire or ambulance. I need police. What's going on there. I've been kidnapped and I've been here for ten years. Stay there with those neighbors and talk to the police when they get there. Okay. Reporter: It was just before 6:00 in the evening when a neighbor, charles ramsey, heard screams from inside this house on this block. Inside amanda berry, now 27, pounding on the door to escape. I saw it and you stuck. Just open the door. And she said, it's locked. Reporter: They tried to pry it open. It didn't work. So we had to kick open the bottom. Luckily on that door it was aluminum. It was cheap. She climbed out with her daughter. Reporter: Authorities won't confirm it's her daughter but carrying that daughter she runs and makes that 911 call and you can hear the fear that that man will return. We're gonna send them as soon as we get a car open. No, I need them now before he gets back. Reporter: And reveals something else. The girl amanda told police, I ain't the only one. Reporter: With guns drawn they kicked in the door and come out er women and abc news learned they believe they'd all been tied up but amanda broke free. gina DeJesus disappeared on her way home from middle school, michele knight, missing the longest since 2002. All of them rushed to the hospital. They're safe. We're in the process of evaluating their medical needs. They appear to be in free condition. Reporter: Back on seymour street police confirming to our affiliate wews arrested ariel castro, the man who is believed to live in that home and the same man who amanda berry identified in that phone call to 911. Along with his two brothers who are 50 and 54. The swelling crowd many of whom remember those little girls who vanished, their faces on thert weathered posters replacing all that sadness with cheers. Among all the cheering and the honking overnight there was one voice absent, amanda berry's mother. It's known here for years she retraced the footsteps of her daughter trying to findher. Her own health condition worsening and did die and many believe she died of a broken heart not knowing ten years after her daughter disappeared, george, she would call 911 and say "i'm free."
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