Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus: Chains, bondage found in Cleveland home

CLEVELAND - Details continue to unfold about how three women who were being held in a Cleveland home for 10 years.

Police on Tuesday morning told ABC15's Scripps station NewsChannel5 that chains and bondage were found in the basement of the home.

A source said Ariel Castro kept Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, at times, tied up with the chains and tape. The source said the girls were kept separate in different rooms. They were possibly untied at different times.

A police source said there were multiple pregnancies among the missing women .

The three were found Monday night on Cleveland's west side. They have since been released from the hospital.

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 6 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.

 

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