"This might be for real," said one of the officers.
"Georgina DeJesus might be in this house also," said an officer.
Then at about 5:59 p.m., an officer confirmed what no one was expecting to happen.
"We found ‘em. We found ‘em," said one of the officers as crying from a woman is heard in the background.
An officer then called for ambulances to respond to the scene, as one of the women was having trouble breathing.
Within a short period, Cleveland police confirmed they had located missing women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, as well as Berry's 6-year-old daughter. All three were taken to the hospital.
Police arrested Ariel Castro, who owns the home where the women were kept, and his two brothers. Castro was charged with kidnapping and rape on Wednesday, but the city prosecutor said his brothers would not be facing immediate charges.