WHIO-TV and Dayton Daily News have multiple staff members in Cleveland today, one day after three women were rescued from a decade-long kidnapping situation. Follow the latest here or tune in to WHIO News Talk Radio 95.7FM and AM 1290, WHIO-TV Ch. 7 and get more in-depth coverage in Wednesday’s edition of the Dayton Daily News. You can also follow our reporters on Twitter as they tweet live from the scene! From WHIO-TV, follow Jim Otte: @jimottewhio ; from the Dayton Daily News, follow Andrew Tobias: @andrewtobias .
2:50 p.m.: A Cleveland TV station is reporting Michelle Knight was the victim of multiple punches while pregnant, possibly forcing miscarriage.
2:13 p.m.: Neighbors are offering a mix of shock, joy, and anger they weren’t rescued sooner, according to reporter Andrew Tobias.
2:11 p.m.: Media outlets report state charges against Cleveland suspects might come Wednesday or Thursday, according to a FBI rep.
1:13 p.m.: Neighbor Israel Lugo, 39, also told reporter Andrew Tobias that homeowner Ariel Castro seemed to live alone and always parked his school bus in the street.
“He started coming around like an average Joe. He’d hang out with us, have a couple beers, four-wheel with us. He was just a typical man, you know?” Lugo said.
1:08 p.m.: Reporter Andrew Tobias just spoke with Fr. Dean Kavouras, Cleveland Police and FBI chaplain. He was on the scene last night for six hours to give spiritual counseling to police. He said its been an emotional roller coaster for police. “They never gave up … This vindicates all their hard work.”
12:51 p.m.: Some news outlets reporting multiple pregnancies occurred among the women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade. Some reports indicate there were as many as five.
12:47 p.m.: A well-connect Cleveland television reporter tweets this: RT @ScottTaylor19: My sources say one of the girls was chained to a wall early on like some kind of trophy.
12:12 p.m.: Neighbor Israel Lugo tells reporter Andrew Tobias that the kidnapping suspect was mostly just an “average guy.” He always came out the back door, never the front.
12:06 p.m.: The women and a female child with them were released from the hospital where they were evaluated. Law enforcement officials said they will provide all necessary mental health treatment needs. Assistance will also be available to family members.
11:31 a.m.: Andrew Tobias reports media members swarming the neighborhood where the women and a child were found and three brothers arrested in connection. Police have blocked off the street with the home where the women and their captors resided.
9 a.m.: The Cleveland mayor and several law enforcement officials are conducting a news conference. They announce several new pieces of information:
— Police have no record of calls to the home where the women were located.
— This is an ongoing investigation. Police said they never stopped the search for any of the three missing women — Gina, Amanda and Michelle.
— Officials are working with the women to provide them and their families with treatment options.
— Child forensic examiners are arriving this morning to aid investigation and therapy processes.
—There is no indication the incident is bigger than the Cleveland neighborhood.
— An FBI expert is coming in for more in-depth interviews today and in future days.
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