“Ariel Castro was living as the most anonymous, regular kind of guy . . . he had constructed a cunning disguise which no person or institution could have hoped to penetrate.” Photograph: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office via Getty Images

When Charles Ramsey arrived at the door of Ariel Castro’s house on Seymour Avenue, Cleveland, and saw a dishevelled young woman standing there (...)

Beth Serrano, sister of Amanda Berry, addressing the media outside her home in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday when she asked for privacy for the family. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters

Ariel Castro was charged last night with raping and kidnapping the three women who were rescued on Monday after nearly a decade in captivity at(...)

FBI agents remove evidence from the house where three women who had disappeared as teenagers approximately ten years ago, were found alive in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004, and Michelle Knight, who went missing in 2002, were all found alive in the same house. Photograph: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images.

In the buildup to Christmas 2005, Amanda Berry’s mother bought presents as usual for her daughter. Louwana Miller had neither seen nor heard fr(...)