Three women who vanished more than a decade ago were freed on Monday. At a press conference Tuesday morning, Cleveland deputy police chief Ed Tomba credited one of them, Amanda Berry, as a “real hero.” Berry escaped the home where she had been held since age 16 with Michele Knight and Gina DeJesus and contacted 911 with the help of “dead giveaway guy” Charles Ramsey.

Police plan to charge three men, Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Oneil Castro, in connection with the kidnapping.

Police believe that the 6-year-old child found with the women, born while they were missing, is Berry’s daughter.

The circumstances of her birth have not been revealed to the public.

Police say the emotional well-being of the rescued women will be paramount as the investigation proceeds.

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