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Amanda Berry’s sister asks media for privacy ‘so my sister, niece and I can have time to recover’

Posted: 11:44 AM, May 08, 2013
Updated: 2013-05-08 12:45:28-04
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Amanda Berry’s sister addresses media outside Ohio home, asking for privacy “so my sister, niece and I can have time to recover.”

Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry arrived home to her sister’s house Wednesday.

Berry was expected to make a brief statement before a sea of reporters, but opted out, according to family members. Her sister instead, addressed the media, asking for privacy “so my sister, niece and I can have time to recover.”

As the investigation continues in the kidnapping of Berry and two other women, ropes and chains have been found inside the Cleveland home where police say the victims spent close to a decade in captivity.

While Public Safety Director Martin Flask said investigators haven’t confirmed how the ropes and chains were used, police Chief Michael McGrath told NBC’s “Today” that they were used to restrain the missing women.

“We have confirmation that they were bound,” he told NBC.

Authorities expect to file charges Wednesday against the homeowner and his two brothers, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.