Possible Fourth Girl in Ohio House of Horrors Makes Us Confused What to Hope For

crime sceneWas there a fourth woman in the house of horrors? A new yet undeveloped detail has emerged from the investigation surrounding Ariel Castro's horrific imprisonment of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. On the wall in the basement where the girls were kept locked up, the letters R.I.P. were scribbled above a woman's name. Knight told police that there had been a fourth prisoner at one time, but that she vanished one day, never to be seen or heard again.

Parents of missing girl Ashley Summer are hoping for a connection.

Ashley was 14 when she went missing in 2007 and she was last seen in the same neighborhood from which Amanda and Gina were taken. So far, no human remains have been located at the Castro resident, and an FBI special agent told local news:

We are keeping Ashley in our thoughts as we go every step of the way. Whether it is something we find at the house, or someone seeing the stories remembers something, we continue our search for Ashley.

To the outsider, it seems obvious that Ashley is somehow related to this case, if not the girl who went missing one day from Castro's disgusting and despicable lair of hell. But then again, nothing is certain.

What's especially hard about a case like this is that we're sort of left confused as to what to hope for. Do we pray that Ashley was one of Castro's captives, just for some closure? Do we pray that she was the one killed, so that she didn't have to suffer the unspeakable horrors? Do we pray that she wasn't in that house at all, leaving loose ends still untied?

All you can really do is hope that Ashley's loved ones get the answer they've been praying for.

What do you think?


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LostS... LostSoul88

I hope the family of her gets some closer. 

Christina Mancuso-Henry

For the family of missing loved ones any answer is better than no answer. If no lead comes from this case in regards to what happened to Ashley, I hope her family gets answers elsewhere, someday.

nonmember avatar Crazy world

The night before this happen I was looking at a link of missing people. I noticed that three women were all missing from the same street. Michelle knight wasn't on the site. So when this story broke I was thinking what happen to Ashley because clearly it seem to be related. It's a tough call, me being a mother I would hope my child was alive but the not knowing if she was or wasn't would be such a load to carry every day. I hope this family gets closure finally.

Dross Cool

HONESTLY IN THIS CASE THEY SHOULD TORTURE THE FOOL AND MAKE HIM TALK ,, THIS LOW LIFE WAS IS EVIL ,, WATERBOARD HIM TILL HE TELLS WHERE THE GIRLS BODY MAY BE ,,

nonmember avatar watso

Do something beneficial, and quit praying.

nonmember avatar Punky

Dross Cool, torturing him would be immensely difficult to do at this point since he's dead.

nonmember avatar Punky

Disregard, I followed at link that sent me here and didn't notice the date. D'oh.

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