In May 2013, Amanda Berry acted fast when her kidnapper, Ariel Castro, forgot to lock the door on the way out of his Cleveland, Ohio home. Berry, along with two other teenage women had been held captive in the home, raped and battered, for over ten years. With the help of a neighbor, Berry’s brave phone call to police led the victims to freedom. Now, RadarOnline.com has learned that Berry, 31, has an entirely new life, including a fancy new job where her purpose is helping to locate missing people. Click through the gallery to find out shocking details about her new life.
Berry was just 17 years old when Castro offered her a ride home from her shift at a local Burger King.
She was then taken to his house and locked inside. The Cleveland resident was joined by two other teenage captives: Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
Castro impregnated Berry during her years in capture. She was forced to giving birth to a baby girl, Jocelyn, inside Castro’s inflatable pool. Jocelyn is the captive who noticed Castro had left the door unlocked, leading to their escape, Radar reported.
Castro was convicted of nearly one thousand counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder. He ultimately killed himself in his prison cell one month into his sentence of life in prison.
Toys, chains and other bondage devices were found scattered over the house of horrors, seen here. It was demolished and turned into a peaceful garden, Radar reported.
Today, Berry works for Fox 8 News in Cleveland. She is the host of the “Missing” segments, where she reports on men and women who go missing in the area.
Berry recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her new gig. “I think this last year with Fox 8 has just been a dream come true,” she told Fox 8. “I never really thought about coming home and being able to help.”
The survivor said she’s committed to bringing the missing in Northeast Ohio home. “I put everything in a book and I’ve made my own binder and I make sure if they’re found, I mark that down," she explained in the broadcast. "To be able to do this has been really a blessing and life-changing for me."
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