Yesterday, three women were found just miles from where they went missing a decade ago. Today, Cleveland police released the audio of the 911 call Amanda Berry made to police when she escaped her captors house and ran across the street.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who all vanished approximately ten years ago were miraculously found in a Cleveland, Ohio home on May 6. They were rescued when Amanda, now 27, escaped the house and fled to a neighbor’s, where she called the police and told them “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years.”
Breathlessly rushing through her unbelievable story before her captor returns, Berry manages to convey her Cleveland, Ohio, location, leading cops to the doorstep of the home where she’d been held captive along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
Berry reportedly made the call from the home of Anna Tejeda, a neighbor who at first didn’t believe the crying woman dressed in pajamas and old sandals. “You’re not Amanda Berry,” Tejeda had insisted. “Amanda Berry is dead.”
A transcript of the 911 call placed Monday by Amanda Berry, missing since 2003, when she was 16:
Caller: Help me. I’m Amanda Berry.
Dispatcher: You need police, fire, ambulance?
Caller: I need police.
Dispatcher: OK, and what’s going on there?
Caller: I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years, and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.
Dispatcher: OK, and what’s your address?
Caller: 2207 Seymour Avenue.
Dispatcher: 2207 Seymour. Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.
Dispatcher: Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.
Caller: I can’t hear you.
Dispatcher: Looks like you’re calling me from 2210 Seymour.
Caller: I’m across the street; I’m using the phone.
Dispatcher: OK, stay there with those neighbors. Talk to police when they get there.
Dispatcher: OK, talk to police when they get there.
Caller: OK. Hello?
Dispatcher: OK, talk to the police when they get there.
Caller: OK (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: We’re going to send them as soon as we get a car open.
Caller: No, I need them now before he gets back.
Dispatcher: All right; we’re sending them, OK?
Caller: OK, I mean, like …
Dispatcher: Who’s the guy you’re trying — who’s the guy who went out?
Caller: Um, his name is Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: OK. How old is he?
Caller: He’s like 52.
Dispatcher: And, uh –
Caller: I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been on the news for the last 10 years.
Dispatcher: I got, I got that, dear. (Unintelligible) And, you say, what was his name again?
Caller: Uh, Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: And is he white, black or Hispanic?
Caller: Uh, Hispanic.
Dispatcher: What’s he wearing?
Caller (agitated): I don’t know, ’cause he’s not here right now. That’s why I ran away.
Dispatcher: When he left, what was he wearing?
Caller: Who knows (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: The police are on their way; talk to them when they get there.
Caller: Huh? I – OK.
Dispatcher: I told you they’re on their way; talk to them when they get there, OK.
Caller: All right, OK. Bye.
A hospital physician said all three women were in fair condition and talking with doctors who were evaluating them.
You can listen to the audio by playing the video above this article.
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