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Kidnapped girls saved after 10 years in Cleveland

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In one of the most remarkable stories of this century three kidnapped girls were rescued after 10 years of captivity in Cleveland, Ohio this week, according to an article in the Washington Post newspaper. Amanda Perry, 27, screamed for help from the house in which she and others were imprisoned for a decade, and neighbor Charles Ramsey rescued her while her captors were absent from the residence.

Ramsey was eating in his home in Cleveland when he heard screams from next door and decided to investigate, according to the Huff Post.

Ramsey and another person broke the bottom of the door and freed three missing women. Rescued were Gina Dejesus, who was kidnapped in 2004, Michelle Knight, who disappeared in 2002, and Berry who was taken at age 16 on April 21, 2003 while on her way home from her job at Burger King.

Her mother Louwanna never gave up hope despite the fact the case attracted national attention when a psychic told her on national television in 2004 on the Montel Williams show that her daughter was dead, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.

Berry's mother went to her grave in 2006 still searching for her lost daughter.

Three brothers Ariel Castro, Onli Castro and Pedro Castro have all been arrested this week in connection with the kidnapping. Ariel, 52, is a former school bus driver, according to the New York Daily News.

Castro was portrayed by his neighbors as being a loner who never allowed them inside his two-story home. He also kept the doors locked and shades pulled down in his Cleveland residence.

The three women were released from a Cleveland hospital in good condition Tuesday, according to news reports.

A child was also rescued from the house in the dramatic rescue.

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