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    Three women who were held captive in a Cleveland home for over a decade were discovered yesterday night after one of the women called to a neighbor for help, CNN reports. Amanda Berry, who was kidnapped the day before her 17th birthday in 2003, attracted the attention of Charles Ramsey when he heard her screaming for help. Ramsey kicked in the door, allowing Berry and a girl believed to be her 6-year-old daughter to escape. Ramsey and another neighbor called 911, with Berry telling the dispatchers she had been kidnapped 10 years ago. Georgina "Gina" DeJesus, who was kidnapped in 2004 at age 14, and Michelle Knight, who disappeared in 2002 and is now 32, reportedly came out of the house when police arrived. All three women disappeared while on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland and were being held less than three miles away.
    Police have arrested Ariel Castro, who owned the house, and his two brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, in connection with the crime. They have not yet been charged. Police have not yet learned all the details of the women's captivity.
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