Cleveland: Suicide Note Left by Castro, Says Report

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
May 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Cleveland suicide note: Police have reportedly found a suicide note written years ago by Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three women hostage for many years and sexually abusing them in his home in Cleveland, Ohio.

19 Action News reports it has confirmed the discovery of the note with multiple sources under condition of anonymity.

The Cleveland Police Department told The Epoch Times it could not confirm the discovery of the note, saying it cannot discuss evidence in an ongoing investigation.

In the note, Castro reportedly writes about a sex addiction, family problems, and an unhappy childhood. He also says the three victims—Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus—are partly to blame for having gotten into his car.

Castro, who is currently in custody, evidently changed his mind and did not commit suicide after writing the note.

The women were found on April 6, when Berry escaped and made a 911 call.

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.