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Photo of Amanda Berry (R) and Gina DeJesus (L), two of the Women
freed from their 52-year-old kidnapper in Cleveland, Ohio after missing'
for nearly a decade
Mr. Ramsey assisted with the rescue of kidnapped three young women missing for nearly a decade Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and a number of other unidentified children at 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland near Southeastern Ohio city on Monday, May 6th.
The story reported by Cleveland, Ohio Newsnet Channel 5 today, was the following:
"Berry was last seen in 2003 when she was called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from work at the Burger King on West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue. She was set to turn 17 the day after her disappearance. Her mother died of heart failure in 2006.
On April 2, 2004, 14-year-old DeJesus went missing while walking home from Wilbur Wright Middle School. She was last seen around West 105 Street and Lorain Avenue. Her mother, Nancy Ruiz, said she believed DeJesus was sold into human trafficking.
“I always said it from the beginning; she was sold to the highest bidder,” Ruiz said in April 2012.
The remaining families of the women went to MetroHealth Medical Center, where they will be reunited. FBI agents were also at the hospital Monday night as family and friends flocked to see the women.
"I am thankful that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive. We have many unanswered questions regarding this case and the investigation will be ongoing. Again, I am thankful that these three young ladies are found and alive," Mayor Frank Jackson said.The suspect kidnappers, three yet-to-be named male hispanic Cleveland residents ages 50, 52 and 54, were arrested by local law enforcement officials and is scheduled to be arranged on charges shortly.
For DeJesus, Knight, Berry and the other young victims back in the comfort of family, rescuer Charles Ramsey is likely to be their newest hero and frankly, he's our IU News & Talk Citizen Hero of the Month --- hands down!