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3 Missing Ohio Women Found Alive after Nearly a Decade

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CLEVELAND (AP) -

A frantic 911 call leads police to a house near downtown Cleveland, where they found three women who went missing nearly ten years ago.
    
Police chief Michael McGrath says Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were tied up at the house and held there since they were in their teens or early 20s.

They were found on Monday, along with a 6-year-old child.
    
Three brothers were arrested. Authorities released no names and gave no information about them or what charges they might face.
    
Officials have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.
    
Neighbors say they heard someone screaming for help and kicking a door. They told the woman, berry, how to get out and allowed her call police.
    
Amanda Berry told a 911 dispatcher, "hello police. Help me. I'm Amanda Berry and I've been kidnapped and I've been missing 10 years and I'm here. I'm free now."

ABC News' Devin Dwyer filed this report on the 3 missing women:

Three missing women. Three cold cases.   Now -- astonishingly -- solved.

Keith Sulzer (Cleveland Police Department): "Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus have all been located."

They were discovered in a house on a sleepy Cleveland street. A neighbor eating at McDonald's heard a woman scream for help.

Charles Ramsey, witness: "I look and I see this girl and she just going nuts on the door. We had to kick open the bottom and luckily on that door it was aluminum, it was cheap. And, she climbed out with her daughter. She went to my house, we called 911."

911 call from Amanda Berry: "Hello police. Help me. I'm Amanda Berry and I've been kidnapped and I've been missing 10 years and I'm here. I'm free now."

Amanda Berry vanished in 2003, the day before her 17th birthday. She's now  28.

Inside the house, police found Gina DeJesus...missing since age 14...and Michelle Knight...who disappeared in 2002 when she was 21. All are being examined for possible abuse at a Cleveland hospital.

Dr. Maloney: "Currently they're safe, we're in the process of evaluating their medical needs. They appear to be in fair condition at the moment."

Police say three hispanic brothers in their 50's are in custody, as investigators now search the home for evidence. Neighbors who knew one of the suspects, the home's owner, say he was a
normal guy.

Ramsey: "He's just somebody you look at and look away cuz he's not doing nothing but the average stuff. See what I'm saying? Nothing exciting about him. Well...until today. Haha."

The women, and a 6-year-old also found in the home, are now happily reunited with their relatives, who say their prayers have been answered.

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