Three Rescued Women Held in Captivity in Ohio Suffered Unspeakable Horror (VIDEO)

More sickening details are emerging in the astonishing case of three women who were held captive in a house of horrors for a decade. Police have confirmed that the house in Cleveland, Ohio where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held was full of chains hanging from the ceiling, tape, ropes, and bondage devices. Reportedly at least one woman was "hung from the wall like a trophy."

Cleveland's chief of police says that the women were rarely let outside and were often restrained. Both the basement and upper rooms of the house contained evidence that the women were held there -- probably separately.

Other horrific details to emerge include:

- There could have been several pregnancies suffered by the three women held captive. At one point there were reportedly at least five babies in the home. No word on where these children are.

- Some or all of the women suffered multiple miscarriages due to beatings.

- The letters "RIP" and a woman's name were scrawled in the basement, possibly indicating that a woman died or was killed there.

- There were reportedly several opportunities for the women to be found earlier, but it never happened:

- A neighbor reported seeing three women naked outside of the home being led around on leashes, but says when she called police, they didn't take her seriously and never investigated.

- A neighbor once called police after seeing a woman and baby crying in the window, but the police left after no one answered the door. Another neighbor said he called police when he heard a "banging on the door" but that police left after finding nothing.

- On Piers Morgan last night, a neighbor was told by her two daughters that she saw a naked woman in the yard and Ariel Castro ordering her to crawl back into the house. But the neighbor didn't call police for whatever reason. She also reported seeing Ariel park his bus and deliver batches of McDonald's into the home -- despite supposedly living alone.

- Child protective services visited the Castro house in 2004 after Castro, a bus driver, left a child on a bus, but took no action. Police have said they have no record of the complaints neighbors are alluding to.

- The windows and backyard of the house were eventually covered and boarded up so that no one could see into either.

- Ariel Castro would "train" the women by pretending to leave the house and then beat them if they tried to flee.

- Ariel Castro would leave the house for days at a time, meaning the women and Amanda's 6-year-old daughter probably went for long stretches without eating. (The women were admitted to the hospital with dehydration and malnourishment.)

What is astonishing is that there seems to have been tiny glimpses of humanity within the unspeakable horror -- such as the fact that neighbors say that Amanda's daughter, Jocelyn, was sometimes seen with Ariel, who bought her sweets and seemed nice to her. He reportedly told people it was his girlfriend's daughter.

As FBI agent Steve Anthony said: "These three ladies provided us with the definition of survival and perseverance." And that's actually an understatement.

Is this story haunting you?

 

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nicol... nicolemead91

this is just disgusting!! how could the neighbors not know! they even saw the women outside on leaches! wtf more proof do u need!?!!? idk im just glad that these women are alive and finally free! 

Rache... RachelsMercy

And this is the wonderful police in my area!! They drop the ball every damn time. They don't take violence against women, and reports of that abuse seriously at ALL. This is the same county where Anthony Sowell murdered all those women, and even when women escaped and told the police about the bodies, and neighbors complained about the stench, that turned out to be rotting bodies, the police did NOTHING for years. SMDH.

Elodia Velasquez

Policeshould have investigated more thoroughly!

Ihear... IheartTea

The neighbors did call the police.  The police did nothing!!!  I would say that since the advent of digital photography that anything that seems weird, document it with phyical proof.  Evenif it's just with a cell phone!   Thank God they are now free, but what a horrific story all of them have. 

Rhonda J Weaver

I agree with nicole. how could these neighbors turn a blind eye. If the cops don't listen at first, you keep calling them until they finally figure out something is going on. Ridiculous. Praise the Lord these women were found safe.

Joe Colehour

I'm glad these women are out of this situation but don't blame the police for not doing enough. In the incidents where they arrived on a call, knocked, and got no answer; they can't just enter the home. You need to understand that the bill of rights prevents them from doing that without a warrant or an exegent circumstance. Had they arrived, knocked, and heard somone screaming for help or heard signs of struggle; then they could have broken down the door. Sounds like they didn't have that so they couldn't "do" anything. They could only get a warrant with probable cause and that has to be presented to a judge and the judge has to authorize. Sounds like they didn't have that either. These rules exists amoung others like, "search incident to arrest" "plain sight" etc. to protect those that are not doing anything wrong. I would rather have them than not have them and you would too if it was a situation where police entered your home without any of these things and you were just an average Joe trying to make a living. These guys were not the average Joe though in reality, but as a cop you can't just enter without probable cause, warrant, search incident to arrest, or exigent circumstance.

Heather Mohler

I am thinking of the amount of courage it must have taken for someone to be brave enough to flee those conditions for so long.. These ladies are fighters, and I see them gaining ever bit of life back that they truly deserve due to there strengths.

Dolores VanPelt

The three men should also be hung from the wall like a trophy,but they should be hung by their private parts for quite a while.I too have some reservations about the neighbors,and the police not checking more about what they did hear about.


 

Summer Gray

I don't understand why not one person that reported seeing things didn't take a pic for proof and shove it in a cops face. I would be all over that shit. I mean come on how may ppl have cameras on there phones??? And probably the same phone they called the report in with. It seems like a lot of ppl dropped the ball on this..

nonmember avatar Jessica Remesch

What these women went through in unspeakable but I feel that our need as a culture to have and share information is hurting them more. This is an expirriance they will never forget but seeing it all over w their pics is just another form of torture..leave them alone, let it go, and let them work towards recovery in peace. I can not believe that we have posted them all over the Internet for our own selfish curiosity! I for one won't b a part of it....I'm not sharing any of this story and I ask u to think how u would feel if u were them....would u want ur pics and story all over the world for rveryone to see?! I wish them the best and hope that someday they can find peace, God bless them all and any that didn't survive to have their story told. But if and when it's told should b up to them...not us as a society.

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