Son of Ohio kidnap suspect interviewed victim's mom in 2004
USINFO | 2013-05-24 11:26

One of the photos handed out by the FBI of Georgina DeJesus.
Maybe he should have called dad for an interview.
The son of a man arrested in connection to the decade-long kidnapping of three Cleveland women, was once an aspiring journalist who penned a newspaper story about one of the snatchings.
Ariel “Anthony” Castro wrote a 2004 piece for the Plain Press monthly newspaper about the kidnapping of Gina DeJesus, then 14.
The weird connection was first reported by Cleveland’s WKYC-TV.
The younger Castro wrote how residents of the west Cleveland neighborhood, where DeJesus lived, were shaken by her disappearance.
Anthony Castro is the son of suspected kidnapper Ariel Castro.
Anthony Castro, who went under the byline “Ariel Castro,” was a journalism student at Bowling Green State University when he wrote the Plain Press article.
Anthony Castro is the son of suspected kidnapper Ariel Castro.
The aspiring journalist even quoted DeJesus’ mom, Nancy Ruiz, and chronicled the massive community efforts to find Gina.
“People are really looking for my daughter,” Ruiz was quoted in Castro’s piece.
The writer added: “On Cleveland’s west side, it is difficult to go any length of time without seeing Gina’s picture on telephone poles, in windows, or on cars along the busy streets.”
Plain Press managing editor Chuck Hoven said Castro - a student looking to expand his writing portfolio - volunteered to do the story for free.
“He did a good job,” Hoven said. “At the time it was a big story for us and he was from the neighborhood.”
Hoven never met Castro in person, and only communicated through phone and email. Castro asked for hard copies of the edition of the newspaper but never hit up Hoven for a job.
The younger Castro graduated from Bowling Green with a degree in print journalism in 2004, the school said.
According to his LinkedIn page, Castro now works as a customer service rep for The Arlington Bank in Columbus Ohio.
Last night, Castro posted an image of a woman who appeared to be looking down from clouds with a halo and angel's wings.
A friend posted a comment saying, "She is looking down from heaven with joy that they were finally found that's what she always wanted !!"
It was unclear who the "she" refers to or if they "they" is a reference to the three kidnap victims reportedly found in his father's home.
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