Three women missing for about 10yrs finally found.

notorious saga

Sagattarius
Three long-missing women found alive in Cleveland

Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, and three men -- all brothers -- were arrested.

One of the women told a 911 dispatcher the person who had taken her was gone, and she pleaded for police officers to come and get her, saying, "I'm free now."

Cheering crowds gathered Monday night on the street near the home where police said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found earlier in the day.

Police didn't immediately provide any details of how the women were found but said they appeared to be in good health and had been taken to a hospital to be reunited with relatives and to be evaluated. CBS affiliate WOIO reports Berry was found with a 6-year-old girl, her daughter.

On a recorded 911 call Monday, Berry declared, "I'm Amanda Berry. I've been on the news for the last 10 years."

She said she had been taken by someone and begged for police officers to arrive at the home on Cleveland's west side before he returned.

"I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years," she told the dispatcher. "And I'm here. I'm free now."

WOIO reports one of the brothers who was arrested is a 52-year-old Cleveland City Schools bus driver. Officials said charges would come within the next 36 hours.

Berry disappeared at age 16 on April 21, 2003, when she called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job at a Burger King. DeJesus went missing at age 14 on her way home from school about a year later. They were found just a few miles from where they had gone missing.

Police said Knight was 20 when she went missing around 2000.
Dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies remained at the scene late Monday awaiting a warrant to search the building where the women and the child were found.

Loved ones said they hadn't given up hope of seeing the women again. Among them was Kayla Rogers, a childhood friend of DeJesus.

"I've been praying, never forgot about her, ever," Rogers told The Plain Dealer newspaper. "This is amazing. This is a celebration. I'm so happy. I just want to see her walk out of those doors so I can hug her."

Berry's cousin Tasheena Mitchell told the newspaper she couldn't wait to have Berry in her arms.

"I'm going to hold her, and I'm going to squeeze her and I probably won't let her go," she said.

Berry's mother, Louwana Miller, who had been hospitalized for months with pancreatitis and other ailments, died in March 2006. She had spent the previous three years looking for her daughter, whose disappearance took a toll as her health steadily deteriorated, family and friends said.

Mayor Frank Jackson expressed gratitude that the three women were found alive.

"We have many unanswered questions regarding this case, and the investigation will be ongoing," he said in a statement.

At Metro Health Medical Center, Dr. Gerald Maloney declined to go into details about the women's conditions.

"We're assessing their needs, and the appropriate specialists are evaluating them as well," he said at a news conference, which concluded with a round of applause from a large gathering of area residents.

In January, a prison inmate was sentenced to 4 1/2 years after admitting he provided a false burial tip in the disappearance of Berry, who had last been seen the day before her 17th birthday. A judge in Cleveland sentenced Robert Wolford on his guilty plea to obstruction of justice, making a false report and making a false alarm.

Felix DeJesus, holding a banner showing his daughter's photograph, stands by a memorial in his living room Friday, March 3, 2006, in Cleveland.

Last summer, Wolford tipped authorities to look for Berry's remains in a Cleveland lot. He was taken to the location, which was dug up with backhoes.

Two men arrested for questioning in the disappearance of DeJesus in 2004 were released from the city jail in 2006 after officers did not find her body during a search of the men's house.

One of the men was transferred to the Cuyahoga County Jail on unrelated charges, while the other was allowed to go free, police said.

In September 2006, police acting on a tip tore up the concrete floor of the garage and used a cadaver dog to search unsuccessfully for DeJesus' body. Investigators confiscated 19 pieces of evidence during their search but declined to comment on the significance of the items then.

No Amber Alert was issued the day DeJesus failed to return home from school in April 2004 because no one witnessed her abduction. The lack of an Amber Alert angered her father, Felix DeJesus, who said in 2006 he believed the public will listen even if the alerts become routine.

"The Amber Alert should work for any missing child," Felix DeJesus said then. "It doesn't have to be an abduction. Whether it's an abduction or a runaway, a child needs to be found. We need to change this law."

Cleveland police said then that the alerts must be reserved for cases in which danger is imminent and the public can be of help in locating the suspect and child.
 

EloquenceInc

Get your passport & come !
So can we post the video of the BLACK man that found them?

The bad news spreads fast, let's help the good news spread fast as well.

I don't know how to embed non-Youtube vids.
 

EloquenceInc

Get your passport & come !
And please notice how one of the kidnappers was A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER!

Ridiculous, you just don't know WHO these schools are letting around these kids.

That's why my cousin had the right idea when she said if you can, make the effort to drive your kids to school. The influences they can pick up on the bus before they even arrive can be an issue in itself. You take them there yourself, they leave your influence straight to the teacher's, so that focus on it's time to learn and make your parent(s) happy stays stronger.
 

dedetriniking

Registered User
Black dude was doing well telling his story until he got to the end with the white girl comment.

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EloquenceInc

Get your passport & come !
Black dude was doing well telling his story until he got to the end with the white girl comment.

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Actually, I saw a lot of comments FROM white women that were happy he was relaxed enough to make that comment and saying there are pretty white girls out here that would love to run and hug him for being such a hero!

And a lot of people thought he was naturally very funny.
 

mz_JazE

Southern Belle
"The Amber Alert should work for any missing child," Felix DeJesus said then. "It doesn't have to be an abduction. Whether it's an abduction or a runaway, a child needs to be found. We need to change this law."
He's got a point though since we only get to hear/see select cases about children.
 

EloquenceInc

Get your passport & come !
In the case of runaways they ran away for a reason, unless a better household is about to offered up on a silver platter I do not agree that the should always be found.
 

EloquenceInc

Get your passport & come !
i heard about this on the news this AM too. madness.

but watch the man's hair though -__-
Don't do that. When Gabby The Squirrel won Gold for America in the Olympics, black people went all OD obsessed with her...HAIR.

This man rescued 3 women from a cruel and traumatic illegal imprisonment and we are going to once again talk about his...HAIR.

We have to get over the bullsh*t about hair, especially when greatness is happening. Let the man have his shine.
 

agroDOLCE

SweetfuhDayz
Don't do that. When Gabby The Squirrel won Gold for America in the Olympics, black people went all OD obsessed with her...HAIR.

This man rescued 3 women from a cruel and traumatic illegal imprisonment and we are going to once again talk about his...HAIR.

We have to get over the bullsh*t about hair, especially when greatness is happening. Let the man have his shine.
it just looks untidy to me. Gabby's hair looked fine. i'm not gonna talk about the incident w/ others and make it all about his hair. an observations.
 

Klang

Real Patriot
Black dude was doing well telling his story until he got to the end with the white girl comment.

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he's damn right
 

ladyrastafari

Notchilous
he almost slipped up on tv tho lol.. almost said "i woulda done this mofo'ing hero stuff" lol but glad those girls were found.. any pics?
 

agroDOLCE

SweetfuhDayz
that statement is very telling. glad he found them. scary to know that you're carrying on like normal w/ a person and then to find out that they've been holding ppl in their home for years and years
 

notorious saga

Sagattarius
Bus drivers
Police Officers
Teachers (male or female)
Summer camp leaders
Church leaders
Etc

These predators all get jobs with easy access to prey on children, people you think teaching, preaching and protecting your kids are the main wolves in sheeps clothing.
 

antiguad

New member
Black dude was doing well telling his story until he got to the end with the white girl comment.

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This video and the dude is AWESOME.

Seems a little...happy though lol
 

Taj

Loyalty to Loyalty
glad they were found... I started off teary eyed then this dude had me cackling at the end

He's hilarious and he embellishes a bit each time he retells

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911 call :rofl:
is she black white or hispanic
uhhhhh she white but the baby look hispanic
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could you ask her if she needs an ambulance?
you need an ambulance or what?
Yea she need an ambulance she needs everything, she in panic bruh, she been kidnapped, put yourself in her shoes


that 911 operator tho....needs to be a bit smoother
 

EloquenceInc

Get your passport & come !
Bus drivers
Police Officers
Teachers (male or female)
Summer camp leaders
Church leaders
Etc

These predators all get jobs with easy access to prey on children, people you think teaching, preaching and protecting your kids are the main wolves in sheeps clothing.
Stop scaring us!

Then again...we need to be afraid. Very afraid.
 

Mayak

Imix Bad Man
that guy was living like a king...got 3 puzzzys in ur house for 10 years.???? u know much slavery sex that is..?


sounds like he kept them in good shape..
 
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