Gina DeJesus, one of the women discovered yesterday in Cleveland after having been held against her will, was last seen in 2004. The last person to see her? Arlene Castro, her best friend. Makes sense, of course, until you realize that that’s the daughter of the man suspected to have held DeJesus and two other women in captivity, Ariel Castro, as shown here in this clip of “America’s Most Wanted” from 2005. (via Slate).
So, to recap, we’ve got three women missing for a decade, and apparently held by a local bus driver, whose daughter was giving interviews about the case on TV and whose son was writing articles about it. This is either the most dastardly criminal family trolling ever, or a sad case of a kidnapper so devious he even had the people living under his own roof fooled. Not sure which is sadder.
Watch the video HERE.