Cleveland Suicide Note: Castro Penned Letter in 2004, Reports Say

May 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Cleveland suicide note: Reports have emerged this week that Cleveland kidnapping suspect may have written a suicide note in which he confessed his crimes.

Ariel Castro, 52, is accused to abducting and holding three women hostage in his Cleveland home for the better part of a decade. He is also accused of sexually assaulting, raping, and abusing the women.

It was reported by 19 Action News that Castro wrote a suicide note years ago, saying that he has sex addiction and needs help. However, he placed some of the blame on the victims for getting in a car with him, while also making reference to family troubles.

Scott Taylor, with 19 Action News, tweeted that Castro allegedly wrote: “They are here against their will because they made a mistake of getting in a car with a total stranger.” He also added, “I don’t know why I kept looking for another. I already had 2 in my possession.” 

Castro and his two brothers were arrested earlier this week over the kidnappings.

The women–Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32–were able to make a dramatic escape attempt on Monday.

In the purported note, Castro also claimed he was mistreated by his parents and his uncle sexually abused him as a child, according to CBS News, citing a source familiar with the matter.

The source said that Castro described his whole life but also provided details about kidnapping each of his alleged victims. The note was discovered by agents this week in his house.