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Noel
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This truly is a miracle! 

As police and the FBI try to piece together how the three women and a 6-year-old girl, who police believe is the daughter of one of the women, remained captive in a house for more than a decade in a densely populated section of Cleveland, the women were released Tuesday from a local hospital and returned to their families.

"The real hero here is Amanda [Berry]," Cleveland's assistant police chief Ed Tomba said at a press conference.

The women were identified as Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. The three were treated in the MetroHealth Emergency Department Monday night and released on Tuesday morning. Authorities would not comment further on their conditions, saying only that they looked to be healthy and in need of a good meal. The women all lived within two miles of the suspect's home.

On Monday evening, neighbor Charles Ramsey told Fox 8 he heard screaming and found Berry at the door of the suspect's house and helped her call police.

Ramsey said the door would open only enough to fit a hand through. He said she was trying desperately to get outside and pleaded for help to reach police.

"I heard screaming," he said. "I'm eating my McDonald's. I come outside. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of a house."

Neighbor Anna Tejeda was sitting on her porch with friends when they heard someone across the street kicking a door and yelling.

Tejeda, 50, said one of her friends went over and told Berry how to kick the screen out of the bottom of the door, which allowed her to get out.

 

 

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Unbelievable!  When we saw this on the news, my hubby and I were speechless!  A miracle it was!  I cannot imagine how happy they must be to finally be found and released. 

I've always believed in miracles and this is at the top of the list!

This certainly puts a smile on your face and in your heart!

 

Sue

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This was good news for a change on tv.  And, they arrested those creeps!  Their families have to be in shock that they were found after all of these years.

I'm still in shock that this happened.  It's like a movie with a good ending. 

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and a national hero in Charles Ramsey.  Thank goodness he went over to the house to help them.  Did you see his interview?  It was funny when he said ( this isn't a perfect direct quote ) " I knew something was wrong when a little white girl ran into the arms of a strange black man".  He is my hero!

Hugs, Leeza

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That would be a great name for a movie of it Leeza, A Miracle In Cleveland.  He was funny and really brave.  Not a lot of people would go to help.  I hate to say that, but, it is probably the truth.  He said he even went to cook outs with the guy that was holding them, well, one of them anyway. 

 

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This is still hard to believe.  Thank you God for letting these 3 brave women be found and saved! 

I will be praying for them and their families. 

Hugs, Angie

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Praise God!

Lynn Smith
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I told my husband about this when he came home from work.I thought he knew. He kept telling me over and over this is unreal.I can't believe it.

It's going to be a long time before any of us will be back to normal.These young ladies have a long road ahead of them. Then we'll see their different lives. Hope they can overcome most of it but I'm sure not all of it.  

I wouldn't doubt they tied that little girl. These 3 men are SICK!!!!We haven't heard everything YET!!!! After those abducted  have time  with family and friends the questions will start. We're going to be shocked

Lynn Smith      

RozHopkins
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Three men are nothing but monsters.  I would be ashamed to be related to them.  My first thought was , there had to be other pregnancies.  Yes there had been and they beat the girls until they lost them.  These ladies have been living in hell.  One of those occasions when an eye for an eye would be good.  Sometimes wish we weren't so civilized, I suppose some justice will be served when they are at the mercy of other prisoners, and the horrific evidence given in court showing the public what disgusting human beings they are.

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We never know what goes on behind closed doors - as my Mom states! 

 

 

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Your Mom is so right VickiSam! 

JJDS
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This world really shocks me sometimes and this is one of those times.  How could those men do this?  What is wrong with people?  Just so happy that the girls are out of there now and safe.  I know they will have a long road ahead of them, but with help and guidance, I hope they will be able to move on.

 

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On the news tonight, they said they didn't think the 2 brothers had anything to do with it, but, we will see.  They found chains and ropes.  Can't believe someone could do this to innocent young girls.

Hope he gets the death sentence!

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These women were rescued! It's heartbreaking what they went though! I just hope and pray for others who have been missing that they too, can be rescued.

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What I heard too was that at least one of the girls that is still in the hospital, is there because of hearing problems and facial problems due to beatings :(

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I don't even think monsters is a strong enough word to use for them, not even calling them men.  Thanks to the man that heard them and helped them and thank you God for letting this happen. 

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I wondered about that too when they said the police had been called out.  One neighbor said she called the police once stating a naked young woman was in the back and the police didn't believe her.  hmmmm

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Indeed a miracle!  I have to say that with all of the new details coming out about how they were treated, that it is just sickening what this man did to these girls.

I pray they will be strong and wish them all the best.

Lynn Smith
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Years later a Happy Ending and 3 young ladies are free and a little girl. We live in Ohio.Cleveland is about 4 hours from us.All those years being captive and everyone thinking they were deceased.If it was my child I would feel that way.But  you sure wouldn't think they were a short distance from their homes as we find out now. What gets me is they were outside a few times and from what law enforcement says they checked things out and all was fine.If they did go to the house and saw windows boarded and the front door like it was(boarded)  and probably tightly locked wouldn't you wonder and want to go in the home,Get a search warrant if need be and go back.This was poor police work.All these years and these kidnapped ladies only saw the light of day a few times.All have been beaten and one is in serious condition.She need much more medical attention.Just sad!!!!!

Amanda was able to free herself and her daughter. That was a MIRACLE.It was a chance she had to take.Anytime her abuser could be on his way home.Instead her and her daughter were able to make it to the door and then the other heroe rescued them.I agree with Police with Amanda being a Heroe but at least give Charles Ramsey credit.Amanda couldn't get the door opened and he busted it for her and her child.Leeza I agree with you on this.From the public point of view he's going to be rewarded.McDonald's wants him to contact them and others also will honor him.I'm sure the parents of these young ladies and also those that escaped will forever be grateful to Charles. Law enforcement will eventually see it as time goes on(if they haven't already).They just don't honor him as a hero.

I haven't read much today.Seems everytime I see the news more and more new things.Really I think this is going to take months to find out Everything.That many years was a VERY VERY long time to be assualted and beaten all the time.  And 2 of them started out as young CHILDREN.Upsetting just to think about it.I'm starting to get tears in my eyes. 

Oh and the other good news he'll likely get the death penalty.

Lynn Smith     

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The death penalty is too leniant, in my opinion... Sorry

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I agree totally with you Megan!

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Me too!

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