Ariel Castro, Cleveland kidnapping suspect: Chains and tape found in basement of Seymour Avenue home
Colleen Seitz, newsnet5.com
8:46 AM, May 8, 2013
9:05 AM, May 8, 2013
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's police chief says the three women held captive in a house for nearly a decade were restrained with ropes and chains and allowed out into the back yard occasionally.
Chief Michael McGrath said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that the physical condition of the three women rescued Monday was "very good considering the circumstances."
McGrath says he was "absolutely" sure police did everything they could to find the women over the years. He disputed claims by neighbors that officers had been called to the house before for suspicious circumstances.
McGrath says the three men who have been arrested in the case "are talking" but he wouldn't say if they have confessed. He says a charging decision could come later Wednesday.
CLEVELAND - Details continue to unfold about how three women who were being held in a Seymour Avenue home for 10 years.
Police told NewsChannel5's Paul Kiska Tuesday morning that chains and apparent bondage gear were found in the basement of the home.
A source said Ariel Castro kept Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, at times, tied up with the chains and tape.
The source said the girls were kept separate in different rooms.