Missing Cleveland woman Amanda Berry to 911: 'I've been missing 10 years. I'm here. I'm free'
10:34 AM, May 7, 2013
3:08 PM, May 7, 2013
CLEVELAND (WEWS) - Just before 6 p.m. on Monday, Amanda Berry, who was missing for 10 years, made a frantic call to 911.
Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found in a home on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland. They ran across the street to a neighbor to call for help. The dispatcher urged Berry and the other women to remain at the neighbor's home.
Read the transcript below or click the video player to listen.
Caller: Help me, I'm Amanda Berry.
Dispatch: Do you need police, fire or ambulance?
Caller: I need police.
Dispatch: What's going on there?
Caller: I've been kidnapped. I've been missing 10 years. I'm here. I'm free now.
Dispatch: OK, what's your address?
Caller: 2207 Seymour Avenue.
Dispatch: 2207 Seymour. It looks like you're calling me from 2210.
Caller: I can't hear you.
Dispatch: It looks like you're calling from me 2210.
Caller: I went across the street. I'm using the phone.
Dispatch: Stay there with those neighbors, talk to the police with the police when they get there.
Dispatch: OK, talk to the police when they get there.
Caller: OK, hello?
Dispatch: Yeah, talk to the police when they get there.
Caller: OK. Are they on their way right now? I need them now.
Dispatch: We're going to as soon as we get a car open.
Caller: I need them now because he gets back.
Dispatch: We're sending them, OK?
Caller: OK. I need…
Dispatch: Who's the guy (inaudible). Who the guy who went out?
Caller: His name is Ariel Castro.
Dispatch: How old is he?
Caller: Ugh, he's like 52.
Dispatch: Alright, and uh…
Caller: I'm Amanda Berry. I've been on the news for the last 10 years.
Dispatch: OK I got, I got that.
Dispatch: And you said, what was his name again?
Caller: Ariel Castro.
Dispatch: And is he white, black or Hispanic?
Dispatch: What's he wearing?
Caller: I don't know because he's not here right now.
Dispatch: When he left what was he wearing?
Dispatch: OK, the police are on their way. Talk to them when they get there. OK. Talk to them when they get there.