Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry Hailed as 'Real Hero' in Rescue of Three Women
Police today lauded Amanda Berry
as a "real hero" for breaking free after 10 years of captivity and
rescuing herself and two other women held as prisoners in a Cleveland
Berry's bolt from freedom Monday night revealed a shocking case of three
women abducted as long as 11 years ago and held in a modest house where
neighbors and relatives never suspected anything was wrong.
"The real hero here is Amanda. She's the one that got this rolling.
We're following her lead," said Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ed Tumba
at a press conference this morning. "Without her we wouldn't be here
Berry broke through a door with the help of a neighbor and called police
on Monday evening. Within minutes, police were at the modest two-story
home on Seymour Avenue. There authorities found two other missing woman,
Gina DeJesus, 27, and Michele Knight, 32 who were also abducted in
separate cases years ago, just miles from where they had each