CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Long-missing Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive.
Berry called police Monday afternoon and frantically told a dispatcher that she was alive and free after being kidnapped 10 years ago and held captive in a house on Seymour Avenue on the city's West Side. DeJesus was with her.
A third woman, Michelle Knight, who has been missing since 2002, was also found at the house. Witnesses said a child, estimated at 8 to 10 years old, also was removed from the house by police.
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus found alive - family and friends react
Family and friends of Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus react outside MetroHealth Medical Center as they gather after hearing that the two and another woman were found alive after missing ten years.
"We've confirmed it's them," a detective said. "They are alive and safe."
Berry, now 27, DeJesus, 23, and Knight, 30, were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. The FBI and police will interview the women when they are discharged, the detective said. Hospital officials said the three women and the child were in fair condition.
Police arrested the owner of the house, Ariel Castro, 52, who had lived in the house since 1992. Records show he was arrested for domestic violence in 1993, but a grand jury declined to indict him.