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Women Held Captive for Nearly 10 Years Escape Basement

Women held captive for nearly 10 years escape Cleveland basement.

(NBC News)  "Help me, I'm Amanda Berry."

With one frantic 911 call on Monday evening, three women missing for years were found in a Cleveland house where they had been held against their will by three brothers, police in Ohio said.

"I've been kidnapped," Berry, who disappeared a decade ago, told the dispatcher. "I've been missing for 10 years and I'm out here. I'm free now."

Authorities heaped praise on Berry, now 27 and the mother of a 6-year-old.

"The real hero here is Amanda," said Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba.

Berry and two other women, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, went missing between 2000 and 2004 in separate incidents. The women were all between the ages of 14 and 20 when they vanished.

Three suspects are under arrest -- former school-bus driver Ariel Castro, 52, and his brothers Pedro, 54, and O'Neal, 50, Cleveland police said. A search warrant related to the arrest was executed by police at an address on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, police said.


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