Anthony Castro, Son of Ariel Castro Suspected Ohio Kidnapper, Wrote Article About Gina DeJesus in 2004 [PHOTOS]

Ariel "Anthony" Castro, son of suspected Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro, wrote an article in 2004 about one of the three missing women that were found in his father's home this week. 

Anthony published his article in a 2004 piece for the Plain Press monthly newspaper about the kidnapping of Gina DeJesus, then 14. He was a journalism student at Bowling Green State University at the time. In his article he detailed the extensive lengths the community had gone to in order to find the missing teenager and Anthony even interviewed DeJesus' mother for the piece.

Plain Press managing editor Chuck Hoven said that the younger Castro offered to do the story for free. He wanted to expand his portfolio and help out with the investigation.

"He did a good job," Hoven said. "At the time it was a big story for us and he was from the neighborhood."

The discovery is the latest twist in a story that has gripped the nation. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held hostage in Ariel's Cleveland, Ohio, home for 10 years but were rescued on Monday. Ariel, 52, was taken into custody Monday along with his two brothers - Pedro Castro, 54, and Onil Castro, 50, - who are suspected of involved in the crime. 

Sarah Shookman of NBC affiliate WKYC tracked down the now 31-year-old, who works as a customer service rep for The Arlington Bank in Columbus, Ohio.

"This is beyond comprehension ... I'm truly stunned right now," he told her.

Other members of Castro's family were just as shocked by the turn of events. Maria Montes, a cousin of Ariel, Pedro and Onil Castro, told reporters that she could not believe what was happening. She denied that anyone in their family would have aided the men in their crimes.

"No one in this family would've kept this under wraps or secret," Montes said.

Sources said that the women were repeatedly raped and beaten by Ariel and his two brothers. Berry's 6-year-old daughter, believed to have been born from one of the rapes, was also found with the women.

Ariel's neighbor, Charles Ramsey, helped aid the women in their escape. 

"And she's like, I've been trapped in here, he won't let me out, me and my baby. I said, 'Well, we ain't going to talk no more, come on," he told Anderson Cooper on Tuesday.

The women were saved after Berry, now 27, escaped Ariel's home by breaking through the bottom of the front door, got Ramsey's attention and then called 9-1-1.  

"Help me. I'm Amanda Berry, I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now," she told the dispatcher.

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