Ariel Castro is the 52-year-old man who was arrested today after allegedly kidnapping and then holding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive in his basement in Cleveland for a decade. In a weird twist, it looks like Castro was actually a reporter who wrote an article in the Plain Press about the DeJesus case back in 2004.
See the gallery of Ariel Castro photos below
A cached version of the article has been found online and can be viewed through this link: Gina DeJesus’ disappearance has changed her neighborhood. You can see a screen cap of parts of the article below.
The Plain Press is the community newspaper serving the west side neighborhoods of Cleveland.
This abduction story is still breaking and is sure to get much more interesting when we begin to hear the stories from Berry, DeJesus, Knight and anyone else who was kidnapped and held captive by Ariel Castro.
Update: Allegedly, Ariel Castro’s son wrote the article. Still weird, no?
Check out all the Ariel Castro photos below. Click “Next” to see each one.