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Police investigating the disappearance about a decade ago of three women who have now been rescued from a house in Ohio say officers visited the property in 2004.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight went missing separately but in nearby areas of Cleveland between 2002 and 2004 and officers believe they had been kept at the home since they disappeared.
The property was just a few miles from where they vanished. Officers also visited it in 2000.
The trio, who went missing in their teens or early 20s, have now been released from hospital after going there for checks and are back with their relatives.
They were rescued after a neighbour heard Ms Berry's screaming and went to help.
"Due to Amanda's brave actions, these three women are alive today," Cleveland police chief Michael McGrath told reporters.
A poster with images of Amanda Berry on
Authorities said they had no intelligence that the women were in the house, and police believe a six-year-old girl also found at the property is Ms Berry's daughter.
Three brothers have been arrested - they have been named by police as Ariel, Pedro and O'Neal Castro, who are aged between 50 and 54.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said there were still "several unanswered questions" about the case, and authorities stressed that as the investigation was on going, many facts could not be discussed.
Ms Berry, who was 16 at the time, disappeared on April 21, 2003, when she called her sister to say she was getting a lift home from her job at a Burger King outlet.
Ms DeJesus went missing aged 14 on her way home from school about a year after Ms Berry's disappearance.
Gina DeJesus went missing on her way home from school
The third woman, Ms Knight, had been missing since 2002. She is believed to have been 20 at the time.
The long nightmare for the trio ended when Ms Berry reached through a crack in the front door and called for help.
Neighbour Charles Ramsey heard her screaming and tried to get her out through the door, but could not pull it open.
So he kicked the bottom open and she crawled through carrying a little girl.
Another neighbour Anna Tejeda said Ms Berry was nervous and crying, and dressed in pyjamas and old sandals.
Ms Tejeda said she gave her telephone to Ms Berry, who then called police.
In a recording of the 911 call, she told the emergency dispatcher: "I'm Amanda Berry. I've been kidnapped. I've been missing for 10 years. I'm free. I'm here now."
She said she had been taken by someone - and begged officers to arrive at the home on Cleveland's west side "before he gets back".
When police arrived, they found the two other women who were allegedly being held captive.
They were also rescued and police said a six-year-old also was found in the home.
Mr Ramsey explained how he rescued Ms Berry, saying: "I hear this girl screaming and she's going nuts.
"So I come outside and I know there's nobody supposed to be screaming next door to my house because there's no girl that lives in that house.
"When I came to the front door and looked at her she said 'My name is Amanda Berry - please get me out of this house'."
Kayla Rogers, a childhood friend of Ms DeJesus, told The Plain Dealer newspaper: "I've been praying, never forgot about her, ever.
"This is amazing. This is a celebration. I'm so happy. I just want to see her walk out of those doors so I can hug her."