Cleveland Women Removed from Missing Persons Registry
Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 12:42 AM EDT
COLUMBUS (Steve Levine/Ken Hines) -- The photos of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight have been removed from Ohio’s Missing Person’s Registry following their rescue from the home of their alleged captor.
“This is wonderful thing to be able to take these photos down, and know they are alive and safe,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.
The young women went missing from a West Cleveland neighborhood over a three year period beginning in 2002.
In addition to the online profiles, age progression photos were printed on envelopes and sent out by the attorney general’s office through regular mail service.
“We did get some tips, [but] they didn’t pan out,” DeWine said.
The women and a young child were found yesterday, when Berry was able to break out of a home where they were being held hostage.
Their suspected captor, Ariel Castro, was arrested following the women's rescue, along with his two brothers.
The Ohio Missing Person’s Registry includes the profiles of more than 1,500 people who have vanished in the state.
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