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"The nightmare is over": FBI agent in Ohio missing women case

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 01:36

May 7 - Three women missing for about a decade are found alive in Cleveland ending a ''nightmare,'' authorities say. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A cry for help from Amanda Berry. Her 911 call ended about a decade long search for three women who vanished when they were teenagers. Police descended upon a Cleveland house within minutes to find Berry along with Gina DeJesus, who vanished in 2004, and Michelle Knight, who went missing in 2002. It's a long overdue happy ending says FBI Special Agent Steven Anthony. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FBI SPECIAL AGENT STEVE ANTHONY SAYING : "For Amanda's family, for Gina's family, for Michelle's family prayers have finally been answered. The nightmare is over. These three young ladies have provided us with the ultimate definition of survival and perseverance. The healing can now begin." (SOUNDBITE) (English) FBI SPECIAL AGENT STEVE ANTHONY SAYING : "The families of these three young ladies never gave up hope and neither did law enforcement. As you can imagine words can't describe the emotions being felt by all. Yes, law enforcement professionals do cry." Sandra Ruiz the aunt of Gina DeJesus saw the young women (SOUNDBITE) (English) SANDRA RUIZ, AUNT OF GINA DEJESUS, SAYING : "I will tell you this, because I was there to see her - all three girls - God works in mysterious ways. It's just unbelievable. These girls, these women are so strong, stronger than I am, I will tell you that much, and they all have a positive attitude, and this is what we need from everyone." Her cousin says the timing could not be better. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROBERT OSORIO, COUSIN OF GINA DEJESUS, SAYING : "God works in mysterious ways, like my aunt said. All the prayers that were going out from the community and the family - and we got her back in time for Mother's Day." Police arrested the owner of the house, 52-year old Ariel Castro, a school bus driver was arrested. His brother Pedro and Onil were alos taken into custody. The house is close to where each woman was last seen, and police believe they were in the home for the entire time they were missing.

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"The nightmare is over": FBI agent in Ohio missing women case

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 01:36