Berry, DeJesus back home VIDEO: Knight in hospital but in 'good condition'; family asks for privacy
Two of the kidnap victims – Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, returned to their homes today to cheers and joy. Meanwhile, the third victim, Michele Knight, is still reportedly in hospital but in good condition.
Dina DeJesus was quickly rushed into her house which was decorated with balloons and a huge welcome home sign. She wore a hoodie and put her right hand up, giving a thumbs up.
DeJesus' aunt Sandra Ruiz told ABC News: "There are not enough words to say or express for the joy we feel for the return of our family member Gina. We are asking for your support to be patient with us. Give us time and privacy to heal. When we're ready, I promise you…we will talk to you."
Amanda Berry arrived at her sister's home hours earlier Wednesday, just two days after escaping her captor Ariel Castro's home.
Berry was expected to speak to the press today about her ordeal, but instead her sister issued a short statement outside of her home earlier this afternoon.
Berry and her 6-year-old daughter Jocelyn, who was conceived and born while she was in captivity, were shown on aerial television camera entering her sister's house through a back door.
The suspects involved in kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, who have all disappeared between 2002 and 2004, are expected to be charged for their horrendous crime by the end of the day.
Ariel Castro, 52, and his two brothers Pedro Castro, 54, and Onil Castro, 50, were arrested Monday shortly after the 3 victims were rescued.
Berry's sister Beth Serrano looked tearful and was trembling as she spoke briefly to the media just outside of her home. "At this time, our family would request privacy so my sister and niece and I can have time to recover. We appreciate all you have done for us for the past ten years. Please respect our privacy until we are ready to make our statement. And thank you."
Berry dramatically escaped Ariel Castro's home on Monday with the help of neighbor Charles Ramsey, who had heard her frantic cries for help and helped her escape from the house. Berry quickly escaped the home and ran to a neighbor's house to call 911, identifying herself.
When police arrived, they discovered two other girls who had gone missing for a decade – Gina DeJesus, who vanished in 2004 at the age of 14 and Michele Knight, 32, who disappeared age 20.
A thorough search of the house was carried out by investigators and no human remains were discovered.
All three women and Jocelyn were found malnourished and were taken to hospital after their rescue but were later deemed healthy.
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