Ariel Castro's Daughter Was Last Person To See Gina DeJesus Before Castro Kidnapped Her (Video)

by
Owen Poindexter
A bizarre detail has emerged in the kidnapping case of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight: an episode of America's Most Wanted showed that the last person to see Gina DeJesus when she was captured was close friend Arlene Castro, the daughter of kidnapping suspect, Ariel Castro.

A bizarre detail has emerged in the kidnapping case of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight: an episode of America's Most Wanted showed that the last person to see Gina DeJesus when she was captured was close friend Arlene Castro, the daughter of kidnapping suspect, Ariel Castro.

Arlene Castro and Gina DeJesus were planning on spending the afternoon together.

"I decided to call my mom and ask her," Arlene explained. "So she gave me fifty cents to call my mom. And so my mom said 'no,' that I can't go over to her house. And so I said I couldn't, and she said well okay I'll talk to you later. And she just walked."
 
According to America's Most Wanted, that fifty cents that Gina DeJesus gave to Arlene Castro to make that call left her without enough change for the bus, so she walked home. It was on that walk that she was kidnapped, probably by Arlene's father, Ariel Castro, or one of his brothers, Pedro or Onil Castro.
 
While that phone call and the resulting walk may have doomed Gina DeJesus, the fact that she was close with Ariel Castro's daughter may mean that the Castros had their eye on her already, and they were just waiting for the opportunity to kidnap her. What seemed like a random targeting of a pretty teenage girl may have been premeditated, at least in the case of DeJesus. One also wonders if all it took to kidnap DeJesus was for one of the Castro brothers to offer her a ride.
 
It's also interesting to note that the kidnappings of Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have been linked for years, and understandably: both were pretty teenage girls kidnapped in the same area of Cleveland under similar circumstances.

So far, this story has only gotten stranger with each detail that comes out. Check back with Carbonated.tv for updates as they come out.

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