Ohio Women Missing for Ten Years Found Alive

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Three Cleveland, Ohio, women who went missing approximately 10 years ago have been found alive. They're recovering in the hospital while police search for answers.

"Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus have all been located," Cmdr. Keith Sulzer of the Cleveland Police Department confirmed.

"It's a miracle of God," exclaimed a cousin of DeJesus. "It's nothing short of a miracle. I just broke into joyful tears. Gina did remember everyone; she asked for her brother and sister and her nieces that they all lived with."

The women were found in a house on a quiet Cleveland street, after a neighbor heard one of them scream for help.

"And I look and I see this girl, and she's just going nuts on the door," Charles Ramsey, a neighbor, explained. "We had to kick open the bottom. Luckily, on that door it was aluminum, it was cheap, and she climbed out with her daughter. She went to my house; we called 911."

"Hello police," a shaken-up Berry said in the call. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry; I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm here. I'm free now."

Berry, now 27, disappeared in 2003 -- the day before her 17th birthday.

Inside the house, police also found Gina DeJesus, missing since age 14, and Michelle Knight, who vanished in 2002 at the age of 21.
 
Doctors at a Cleveland hospital are examining the women for possible abuse.

"Currently they're safe; we're in the process of evaluating their medical needs," Dr. Gerald Maloney of the Metro Health Medical Center said. "They appear to be in fair condition at the moment."
 
Police say three brothers in their 50s are in custody. Investigators are now looking for evidence.
         
"She said they're doing really well," said a cousin of DeJesus' mother. "They're just skinny, but they're fine. It's just so surreal right now; it's just unbelievable. I just can't even believe this after all these years, and it was right down the street from my grandmother's house."

The women and a 6-year-old, also found in the home, are now reunited with relatives. They say they're grateful their prayers have been answered.

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