CLEVELAND, OH (CNN) -- Three women missing for years have been found alive in a Cleveland home. And the three brothers suspected of kidnapping them are behind bars right now.
Amanda Berry was one of the victims who vanished in three separate incidents between 2002 and 2004. It was her breathless 9-1-1 call that ended their long ordeal.
The last time anyone saw Amanda Berry, she was finishing her shift at a Burger King in 2003 on the eve of her 17th birthday.
The other two victims are Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. Knight disappeared when she was 19 in 2002, and DeJesus disappeared when she was 14 in 2004.
Then Monday evening, their decade-long nightmare ended when Amanda Berry made an emotional 9-1-1 call to police after she was able to look out of the house where they were being held and flag down a neighbor.
Neighbor Charles Ramsey says, "I heard screaming. I'm eating my McDonald's. I come outside. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of a house, so I go on the porch. I go on the porch and she says 'Help me get out, I've been in here a long time.' So I figured it was a domestic violence dispute, so I open the door and we can't get in that way cause how the door is, it's so much that a body can't fit through, only your hand. So, we kicked in the bottom and she comes out with a little girl and she says, 'call 911. My name is Amanda Berry. When she told me it didn't register until I got to call 911 and then I'm like, I'm calling 911 for Amanda Berry? I thought this girl was dead. You know what I mean? And she got on the phone and she said, 'yes, this is me.' The girl Amanda told the police, 'I ain't just the only one, there's some more girls up in that house.' So they go up there, 30, 40 deep and when they came out it was just astonishing."
Police moved in, swarming the house, and rescued the women. They arrested a 52-year-old former school bus driver who lives there, Ariel Castro. They also arrested his two brothers. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba says, "They made some statements to the responding officers that gave us enough probable cause to effect their arrest."
The rescued women were taken to a nearby hospital and checked out. a photo of a beaming Amanda Berry and her sister appeared on Facebook. Dr. Gerald Maloney with the Metro Health Department Medical Center says, "Currently, they're safe. We're in the process of evaluating their medical needs. They appear to be in fair condition at the moment. This is really good because this isn't the ending we usually hear to these stories. So we're very happy."
That sense of happiness and relief is shared by police and the people of Cleveland.