Police source: Missing women found in Cleveland home had multiple pregnancies, miscarriages
Women held in Seymore Avenue home
Last Updated: 218 days ago
CLEVELAND - A police source told 10news Scripps sister station WEWS-TV Tuesday that there were multiple pregnancies among the missing women found in a Cleveland home.
The source told WEWS-TV's Paul Kiska the pregnancies were “multiple” between the victims but no specific number was mentioned.
According to the source, one of the victims had two to three miscarriages because she was malnourished.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued after getting the attention of a neighbor.
Berry’s 6-year-old daughter was found in the house with the women. There were initial reports of more children inside the home, but police have not released any other details about that.
Three brothers, Ariel, Pedro and Oneil Castro were arrested Monday night in connection with the kidnappings.
Chains, bondage found in home where women held captive
Details continue to unfold about how three women who were being held in a Seymour Avenue home for 10 years.
Police also told WEWS-TV Tuesday morning that chains and bondage were found in the basement of the home.
A source said Ariel Castro kept the victims, at times, tied up with the chains. No other details were released.
Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were found Monday night on Cleveland's west side.
Mayor Frank Jackson said there are still many unanswered questions in this case. Every lead had been followed up on over the years.
"We are thankful they were found," Jackson said.
Cleveland Police Safety Director Martin Flask said there were two 911 calls to police just before 6 p.m. Monday.
It took police six minutes to confirm the identities of Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. And then another minute to confirm the identity of Michelle Knight.
Investigators were at the Seymour home all night and are expected back at the scene on Tuesday.