Police Facing Questions After Kidnapped Women are Found A Decade Later
CLEVELAND, OH (AP): Cleveland police are facing questions after three women who were kidnapped a decade ago were found on Monday (May 6th), as it's been revealed that police had been called before to the house where they were being held.
In one incident, police were summoned a few years ago when a neighbor saw a naked woman crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house, and they came another time when a different neighbor heard pounding on the home's doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows. Both times, police showed up but never went inside, according to neighbors. Police also went to the house in 2004, but no one answered the door. Police are conducting an internal review to see if they overlooked anything. The three women were rescued after one of them kicked out the bottom of a locked screen door and used a neighbor's phone to call 911. Three brothers in their 50s were arrested, one of whom, former school bus driver Ariel Castro, owned the house in a poor section of the city.