Aug. 23, 2002: Michelle Knight, 20, vanishes. She was last seen at a cousin’s house near Lorain Avenue and West 106th Street.
April 21, 2003: Amanda Berry, 16, disappears after leaving her job at a Burger King at the corner of Lorain Avenue and West 110th Street, blocks from her home.
January 2004: Police go to Ariel Castro’s home at 2207 Seymour Ave., about 3 miles from where Knight and Berry were last seen. No one answers. Child-welfare officialsSFlbhad alerted police that Castro,SFlba school bus driver, left a child unattended on a bus. Police later spoke to Castro and determined there was no criminal intent.
April 2, 2004: Georgina “Gina” DeJesus, 14, disappears while walking home from school. She was last seen at a phone booth at the corner of Lorain Avenue and 105th Street.
November 2004: Psychic Sylvia Browne tells Berry’s mother, Louwana Miller, on “The Montel Williams Show” that her daughter is dead.
March 2, 2006: Miller, 43, dies after being hospitalized with pancreatitis and other ailments. She had spent threeSFlbyears looking for her daughter.
November 2011: A neighbor, Israel Lugo, said he heard pounding on doors of Castro’s house, which had plastic bags on the windows. Lugo said police knocked, but no one answered. Officers walked around outside the house and left, Lugo said.
April 2, 2013: Family and friends of DeJesus gather for a vigil on the ninth anniversary of her disappearance.
May 6, 2013: Knight, Berry, DeJesus and a 6-year-old girl believed to be Berry’s daughter are found at Castro’s home. Police arrest three brothers, Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Onil Castro, in connection with the women’s disappearances.
Source: Associated Press