BEING THERE: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Felix DeJesus with living room shrine to his daughter Gina, Cleveland, March 3, 2004.

Ramsey’s 911 call is transfixing. “Yeah hey bro,” it begins, “you check this out.” His intensity, the McDonald’s shout-out, his undoubtedly loose paraphrase of Berry’s account (“This motherfucker done kidnapped me and my daughter”), and also his competence (he does a better job with the essentials like the address than the 911 operator) make him one of those instantly compelling figures who, in the middle of an American tragedy, just start talking—and then we can’t stop listening. MORE

CBS NEWS: Chains were hanging from the ceiling of a room in a Cleveland home where three women, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, were found alive Monday after being missing for a decade, law enforcement sources told CBS affiliate WOIO. A source told a WOIO reporter that the three women were chained up in the house for years by the neck and waist. Two of the women were often held in the basement, and one woman was held in a room upstairs, multiple sources told WOIO. The station reports that one of the women told police she had gotten pregnant more than once, but she lost the babies after she was beaten by her captor. MORE

DAILY MAIL: Three women who were held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade before escaping on Monday reportedly had multiple pregnancies while they were inside, it has emerged. At least five babies were born at the home owned by Ariel Castro, while one of the victims suffered as many as three miscarriages because she was so malnourished, police sources told NewsChannel5. Other sources told WKYC that the captors would beat the women when they were pregnant, meaning that the babies would not survive. It is unknown what happened to any children who were born at the home, and it is not clear whether a six-year-old girl who was found alive there on Monday is among the number cited by sources. MORE

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