Ohio women missing for years found in Cleveland home (VIDEOS)


A neighbor named Charles speaks with WEWS on May 6, 2013, after finding three Ohio women who had been missing for 10 years or more alive inside a Cleveland home.

Three Ohio women missing for at least 10 years were found alive in a Cleveland home today after one of them screamed for help through the front door.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were all alert and talking tonight and appear to be OK, WEWS reported

A neighbor named Charles told the TV station he heard screaming coming from the home's front porch this afternoon and "I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside."

“I go on the porch and she said ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time,'" he said. "I figured it was a domestic violence dispute."

But it wasn't a spat between husband and wife.

It was Berry, who disappeared in April 2003 a day before her 17th birthday, running out of the house carrying a baby in her arms.

DeJesus disappeared at age 14 in 2004 while walking home from school.

Knight, who was 21 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen at a cousin's house on Aug. 23, 2002.

Another witness said there was a child who was about 4 or 5 years old with Berry, as well as other children inside the house. 

Police arrested the homeowner, 52-year-old Ariel Castro, who had lived there since 1992. Two other Hispanic men were also in custody.