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Police: Cleveland Women Were Likely Tied Up

Police: Cleveland Women Were Likely Tied Up

(NEWSER– Police have released a frantic 911 call made by one of three Cleveland women found alive after disappearing a decade ago. "Help me, I am Amanda Berry," she tells police. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years." Berry was last heard from in 2003, when she vanished after finishing a shift at Burger King on the eve of her 17th birthday, CNN reports. Three brothers, ages 50, 52, and 54, have been arrested, though only the middle brother, identified by neighbors as former school bus driver Ariel Castro, is believed to have lived at the home where the women were held captive.

Authorities, who plan to hold a press conference on the case this morning, say the women were probably tied up during their years of captivity, the AP reports. Police say the three women were taken to the hospital to be evaluated and reunited with relatives, and they are in fair health. Police say a 6-year-old child was also rescued, but they did not reveal the child's identity or relationship to anyone in the home. Click for more on how the women were able to escape.

Listen to the 911 call: 

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