Gina DeJesus, left, and Amanda Berry, right were found alive in Cleveland, Ohio, after being missing for years.
(CNN) -- Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing
her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her
Georgina "Gina" DeJesus disappeared nearly a year later, in April 2004. She was 14.
Michele Knight vanished in 2002, at age 21, according to the Plain Dealer.
All three were found alive
in a home in a Cleveland neighborhood Monday night, police announced in
a development hailed as a miracle by their families.
"Help me, I am Amanda
Berry," Berry told police in a frantic 911 call from a neighbor's house.
"I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here,
I'm free now."
Police swiftly moved in
on the house where the three of them said they had been and arrested a
52-year-old man, identified as a former school bus driver. Two others,
identified as his brothers, are also suspects, Deputy Police Chief Ed
Tomba told reporters late Monday.
The three women and a
fourth person were being treated at Cleveland's Metro Health Medical
Center on Monday, said Dr. Gerald Maloney, an emergency room physician
"This isn't the ending we usually hear to these stories, so we're very happy. We're very happy for them," Maloney said.
The three women were in
fair condition. Maloney would not identify the fourth person being seen
at the hospital, but witnesses said Berry, who escaped from the house
with the help of a neighbor, had a young child with her.
"They were crazy,
screaming, 'Help, call police, please help.' ... They were desperate,
crying, running," said Angela Garcia, whose aunt provided the phone for
them to call police.
Another 911 call came in less than a minute later from a man who saw Berry busting out of the house.
"She's like, 'This (expletive) kidnapped me and my daughter,'" Charles Ramsey told 911.
DeJesus's mother, Nancy,
met with her at the hospital, cousin Sylvia Colon, told CNN's "Piers
Morgan Tonight." She had never given up hope of finding her daughter
"She has always said
that she just could feel it, a link a mom can feel, but she always
believed Gina was alive and well," Colon said. "She always believed
that. I just want to say what a phenomenal Mother's Day gift she gets
this Mother's Day."
Brian Cummins, a
councilman who represents the area where the women were found,
identified the suspect in whose home the women were found as Ariel
Castro. His uncle, Julian Castro, told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that
his family had grown up in the same west Cleveland neighborhood and knew
the DeJesus family.
Castro used to work as a
bus driver for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, according to
district spokeswoman Roseann Canfora. She did not have specifics Monday
night on how long he was employed, when he left, or whether he was
fired or left voluntarily.
Charles Ramsey, the
neighbor who helped Berry and her child out of the house, told reporters
the suspect wasn't known for anything exciting -- "until today."
"We see this dude every
day. I've been here a year. I barbecued with this dude. We eat ribs and
listen to salsa music," Ramsey said.
And Garcia said neighbors "never saw nothing suspicious."
"We never saw the girls there and we were always outside," she said. "We only saw the guy."
Cleveland Mayor Frank
Jackson said there were "many unanswered questions regarding this case,
and the investigation will be ongoing." But he added, "I am thankful
that these three young ladies are found and alive."
CNN's Laura Ly and CNN's Rande Iaboni contributed to this report.