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Amanda Berry Returns Home

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Beth Serrano, sister of Amanda Berry, speaks to the media at her home in Cleveland. (AP)
Beth Serrano, sister of Amanda Berry, speaks to the media at her home in Cleveland. (AP)

With helicopters hovering and cheers from onlookers, a motorcade escorted Amanda Berry, who escaped 10 years of captivity in Cleveland, and her daughter today to the home of her sister, Beth Serrano.

Serrano made a brief statement thanking supporters and asking for privacy.

Gina De Jesus, the second of the three women held captive, was expected home also. The third woman, Michelle Knight, remains in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Michael McGrath, Cleveland's chief of police, told the Today Show Wednesday that chains and ropes were found in the house where three missing women had been held for a decade, allegedly by three brothers who are expected to be criminally charged today.

Chief McGrath said investigators are still questioning the women and the brothers, and he couldn't confirm reports of multiple pregnancies among the women but said their physical well-being was good considering their circumstances.

And he insisted that his department has no record of calls made to police by neighbors about suspicious activities at the house, despite residents who claim they asked police to come to the scene after seeing a naked woman crawling in the backyard several years ago and hearing someone pounding on a door from inside the house.


  • David Barnett, reporter for WCPN in Cleveland, Ohio

This segment aired on May 8, 2013.


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