Earlier today, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Public Safety Director Martin Flask, Chief of Police Michael McGrath, Deputy Chief Ed Tomba, and Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland FBI Office Stephen Anthony held a press conference to give an update on the safe return of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
Three suspects are currently in Cleveland Police custody awaiting charges to be filed. They are brothers, Ariel Castro, 52; Onil Castro, 50; and Pedro Castro, 54. By mandate, charges are expected within 36 hours of arrest. A search warrant is currently being executed at 2207 Seymour with other locations pending.
We understand the need for continuous information; we are trying to get information to media as fast as we can. We ask that media refrain from speculation and reporting based on unconfirmed information.
Law enforcement is grateful for all those in the neighborhood who responded to help Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, including Charles Ramsey who called 911 to alert Police. The support of the community is critically important to all that law enforcement does.
We continue to ask the community to send tips and information – to say something if you see something. We cannot do this alone.
Please, report any suspicious activity to 1-877-OHS-INTEL. For the cases involving Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight specifically, please call the Cleveland Office of the FBI at 216-522-1400.