Amanda Berry Emotional Homecoming Celebr
CLEVELAND (AP) — Amanda Berry, who was held captive for about a decade before being rescued from a house along with two other women, arrived at her sister's home Wednesday morning to the cheers of hundreds of neighbors and swarms of journalists.
Berry's sister, Beth Serrano, spoke briefly to the crowd after their arrival, thanking the community for their support but asking for privacy during this difficult time.
Her homecoming comes as more details about the women's years-long ordeal were revealed, including that chains and ropes were found in the home where they had been imprisoned.
The owner of that home, Ariel Castro, and his two brothers are in custody after a frantic 911 call led police to his run-down house, where authorities say Berry and the two other women missing for about a decade were held captive.
Authorities have until Wednesday evening to bring charges against the men.
Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, about 23, had been held in the house since their teens or early 20s, police said.