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Amanda Berry’s sister: Family asks for privacy, time to heal

Posted at 12:02 PM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-08 12:25:44-04

(CNN) -- Amanda Berry's sister spoke to the media in Cleveland on Wednesday, saying: "Our family would request privacy so my sister, niece and I can have time to recover."

Police initially said Amanda Berry would address the media, but it was later announced that she would not speak publicly Wednesday.

Michelle Knight, one of three women who police say were held captive for years in a Cleveland home, was at Cleveland's Metro Health Medical Center on Wednesday morning, hospital spokeswoman Tina Shaerban-Arundel said.

The spokeswoman did not say what Knight was being treated for, but did say that Knight "is in good condition."

On Tuesday, the hospital said that it had released all three rescued women.

The jubilation over the freeing of three women and a girl from their alleged captivity in Cleveland is quickly giving way to a serious question: Did Cleveland police miss clues?

How could Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight remain kidnapped for about decade in a densely populated area within a few miles of where each of them disappeared?

The women were freed this week with the help of a neighbor. The man who lived in the home where the alleged captives were found, Ariel Castro, is expected to be charged Wednesday, along with his two brothers.

Neighbors say they had called police about suspicious activity at the home in the past.

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