Miracles do Happen! Found Safe after Nearly a Decade: Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus, and Michele Knight

05/07/13 — It’s not very often that we can report on a case as miraculous as this one.  We were advised yesterday that Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michele Knight have all been found alive after being missing for nearly a decade. All three were found safe in Ohio, and have been reunited with their families. They were discovered Monday in a home south of downtown Cleveland. The families of Amanda Berry and Gina Dejesus contacted Texas EquuSearch, and Founder and Director Tim Miller met with the families about six years ago. He met with both of the families in Cleveland, Ohio about doing a search up there. He said that he discussed how to put a search together for these girls, six years ago, when we were in Cleveland, and there was just not a starting point. Tim Miller is quoted as saying “that this discovery is a miracle. I just felt as though these two girls were going to be two of them that would be missing — and always be missing — and it would only be a miracle if their bodies were found, let alone be found alive ten years later.”

Amanda Berry disappeared when she was 16 after work, Gina Dejesus disappeared when she was 14 on her way home from school, and Michele Knight disappeared in 2002. They were found a few miles from where they disappeared. A 52-year-old man was arrested after a neighbor apparently heard her screaming for help. Mr. Miller said “he can’t even imagine what these families are going through right now. I can’t even imagine in my wildest dreams…of all of the families I have been with.”

For news coverage on these cases, see links below:

http://www.khou.com/community/Shocking-Ohio-story-brings-hope-for-family-of-missing-Spring-teen–206500841.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320519/Amanda-Berry-Gina-DeJesus-Michele-Knight-Ohio-trio-went-missing-TEN-YEARS-ago-ALIVE.html

http://nation.time.com/2013/05/06/2-women-missing-for-a-decade-found-alive-in-ohio/

http://www.smh.com.au/world/im-here-i-am-free-now-missing-for-a-decade-trio-found-alive-20130507-2j4le.html

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/911-call-leads-to-discovery-of-3-missing-women

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/06/us/ohio-missing-women-found/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/07/missing-women-found-cleveland-ohio-live

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/officials_investigating_suspects_ECaZjVnx1Xr4RjzyO7iEiJ

http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/258143/158/Missing-Women-For-A-Decade-Found-Alive-In-Cleveland

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/05/2-women-missing-for-a-decade-found-alive-in-ohio-88440.html

http://www.click2houston.com/news/local-group-contacted-during-search-for-3-ohio-girls/-/1735978/20041748/-/8s8vw4z/-/index.html

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/fairfield/equusearch-director-dave-rader-says-its-uplifting-when-families-reunite

 

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