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Cleveland kidnapping suspect, Ariel Castro, is the father

Amanda Berry (center) flanked by her sister and her alleged three-year-old daughter

Amanda Berry (center) flanked by her sister and six-year-old daughter

As America tries to make sense of the decade-old kidnapping in Cleveland, investigators have learned through DNA evidence that kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro, 52, is the father of Amanda Berry’s six-year-old daughter Jocelyn. Castro is accused of abducting Amanda Berry when she was a teen, along with Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. They’ve been held captive for at least 10 years.

Mike DeWine, Ohio’s attorney general, confirmed the findings in a news release, stating that state lab technicians worked throughout the night to determine paternity.

Castro’s DNA was also tested to see if it was connected to any state crimes, specifically those including missing teen cases in the area, but there are no matches to date.