State Investigators: DNA Shows Castro Fathered Girl

The home of Amanda Berry, the mother of the six-year-old found inside Ariel Castro's house along with three women police say he kidnapped and help captive for a decade.(Photo: Brian Bull, WCPN)
The home of Amanda Berry, the mother of the six-year-old found inside Ariel Castro's house along with three women police say he kidnapped and help captive for a decade.(Photo: Brian Bull, WCPN)

State investigators says DNA testing confirms the man charged with kidnapping and raping three women he held captive for a decade is the father of a six-year-old girl found inside the home.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says forensic scientists worked through the night to confirm Ariel Castro fathered the six-year-old girl born in captivity.

Investigators also say Castro’s DNA did NOT match any samples in a statewide database.

Results from a comparison to nationwide DNA samples are pending.

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