US police set to charge 3 men over missing girls

Amanda Berry, centre, with her sister, left
Amanda Berry, centre, with her sister, left

Police are to question 3 brothers over the disappearance of 3 young women who were found alive in a house in Cleveland, Ohio after around a decade of captivity.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, are being reunited with their relatives.

Questions are being raised about the police handling of the case after it emerged police were called to the house in 2004 over an unrelated incident but officers never went inside.

Julie Courtright is from WTAM Radio in Cleveland. She says a disruption in one of the alleged captors routines could be why Amanda had a chance to make her escape.

"He lost his job - he was a school bus driver - and at the end of April, so just recently, he was terminated from his job" she said.

"So I don't know if...his routine changed and she just saw this little window of opportunity where she just for some reason decided that yesterday was the day where she would just free herself after all those years" he added.