Police found ropes, chains in Cleveland house

Police found ropes, chains in Cleveland house

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FBI forensic personnel remove evidence from the house where three women were held captive for a decade on May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 8 at 9:33 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say investigators have found ropes and chains inside the house where three women were found alive.

Police spokesman Sammy Morris confirmed on Wednesday that the restraints were among evidence collected by law enforcement officials who've been combing through the house.

Chief Michael McGrath told NBC News that the women were allowed "once in a while" into the backyard. He said that the women's physical well-being was "very good, considering the circumstances."

Charges against the man who owns the home and his two brothers are expected to come Wednesday.

Ariel Castro and his brothers are in jail but haven't been charged in the missing-persons case.

A 911 call led police to his house near downtown Cleveland where the three women, who disappeared over several years, were found Monday. 

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