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Former captive leaves Cleveland hospital

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 01:13

May 11- The longest-held captive in a kidnapping case that has shocked America has been quietly discharged from hospital amid questions as to where she will go next. Andrew Raven reports.

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Flowers, balloons and cards await Michelle Knight at her family's home. The 32-year-old was rescued last week after being kept in captivity for more than a decade in a suburban Cleveland home. Her brother, Freddie, visited her in hospital last week. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KNIGHT'S BROTHER, FREDDIE KNIGHT, SAYING: "It was awesome to see her, you know. I had not seen her for 11 years. Seeing my sister safe made me happy," Her grandmother, Deborah, says the family initially believed that Michelle had run away. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KNIGHT'S GRANDMOTHER, DEBORAH KNIGHT, SAYING: "We just waiting for her to come home and after two to three months she didn't show up, so we just kind of quit looking and just waiting for her to come home when she wanted to." Michelle Knight, though, is thought to have a strained relationship we her family. She shunned their visits in the hospital and it's not clear if she went to the family home after being released from hospital. Knight was one of three women who spent years locked in the dungeon-like house of Ariel Castro, who is now facing a host of charges, from kidnapping to murder.

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Former captive leaves Cleveland hospital

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 01:13