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Ariel Castro

Ariel CastroAKA Ariel Anthony Castro

Born: 10-Jul-1960
Birthplace: San Juan, PR
Died: 3-Sep-2013
Location of death: Orient, OH
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kept 3 women captive

Castro kidnapped Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, holding them captive for as long as ten years in his suburban Cleveland house. He repeatedly raped them, forcing multiple miscarriages. During this time, Berry bore a daughter, Jocelyn, who is now 6 years of age. The daughter was brought out of the house from time to time, and had contact with Castro's mother.

Brother: Onil Castro
Brother: Pedro Castro
Wife: Grimilda Figuero (div., d. 25-Apr-2012 cancer, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Angie Gregg
Son: Ariel, Jr. ("Anthony")
Daughter: Arlene
Daughter: Emily (incarcerated for attempted murder of her infant)
Daughter: Jocelyn (mother is Amanda Berry)

    High School: Lincoln-West High School, Cleveland, OH (1979)

    Domestic Violence 1993 (arrested, no indictment)
    Domestic Violence 2005 (protection order issued, requested by Grimalda)
    Kidnapping of Michelle Knight, age 21, in 2002 (8-May-2013)
    Kidnapping of Amanda Berry, age 16, in 2003 (8-May-2013)
    Kidnapping of Gina DeJesus, age 14, in 2004 (8-May-2013)
    Kidnapping of Jocelyn Berry, newborn, circa 2006 (8-May-2013)
    Rape three counts (8-May-2013)

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