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These stories always make me wonder why none of the neighbours noticed anything amiss.

Found alive after 12 years

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Strange, sad and amazing story. I hope those women don't sell the book and movie rights cheap. They should get some recompense for their misery.

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Just incredible. I can only imagine the horror they must have endured daily. And, yes, how can this type of thing go on under so many people's noses without so much as a question being asked? Amazing.

Makes you wonder - of all the missing people out there, how many are still alive?

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I ask myself the same question about how this could go unnoticed, then I walk through my neighbourhood and realize there's no way I could possibly know if there is someone sequestered away in a basement in one of those houses. I don't know everyone, I haven't been inside most of the other homes near me ... so how would I know which of them is capable of such a crime?

I find that incredibly unsettling.

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(My internet server has been down all day...guy's showing up tomorrow late aft. to check the wiring. I gues a flashing DSL on the modem signifies it's a problem only in my place. Bummer. Now using a friends's...tomorrow a.m. maybe one at the library.)

I think there's a bunch of unanswered questions here. Like, which of those dudes has been doing the shopping for various unmentionables that females of a certain age NEED? Huh? And did they have to show their gratitude for such items by shacking up with them?

Yeah, lots of unanswered questions. emoticon

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Has anyone read the novel Room? A good read and very similar subject matter.
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The human spirit is amazing! Also, I feel that the woman who managed to get the attention of the hero was probably given extra strength because she had a child.

The fact that some of the news here is wanting to cast aspersion on this brave man who did not turn away makes me sick. Leave it to the media to pick apart a "good Samaritan". Even though he had not always lived a perfect life, that should not take away from the fact that he went toward this woman in distress, rather than turn his head and "not get involved" - which is so common in today's world.

I was also quite disconcerted with how apathetic the 911 dispatcher was to the woman's frantic phone call when telling that she had been kidnapped for 10 years and there were other women still there. Good Night Alive!!! "You can tell it to the policeman when he gets there", was about as concerned as this dispatcher got...can't help but wonder if this dispatcher would have been one of those that would have turned her head and not gotten involved.

So, I say hurray for these women's indomitable spirit and double hurray for the (imperfect) hero.

 
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I agree, Lynn. I didn't realize the man who helped her was getting grief from some quarters, though. That's just plain wrong.

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"All three women told police that Castro initially chained them in the basement, the report said, but he ultimately let them live on the second floor of the home, a shabby, two-story dwelling on Cleveland’s West Side.

The women were not in the same room but did know the others were there, Tomba said.

“As far as what the circumstances were inside that home, and the control he may have had over those girls, we don’t know that yet,” he said.

According to the report, Knight told investigators that she carried Castro’s baby “at least” five times, and that when he found out, he “would make her abort the baby” — starving her for two weeks and repeatedly punching her in the stomach until she miscarried."


Questions and More Questions

At first I thought three men were, um, servicing the three gals. But it turns out just this one cherub-faced crazy dude took on the feeding (a piece of bread?), shopping, keeping the girls separate from one another.... Wow, how did he do that? He's gotta be relieved he's been caught.

So the four of them lived on this nut job's income from whatever source? He must have locked them in their rooms on the second floor -- a key for each stall -- to keep them from ganging up on him. If the gals had gotten together over the years they could have come up with a Plan: How to bop this creep over the head so they can bolt the hell outta there.

   

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His two brothers supposedly didn't know anything about this either? Strange.

Tinman: I have read Room- excellent book and very similar story.

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