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Kidnapper Ariel Castro found dead in cell

ORIENT, OH -

Ohio officials say the 52-year-old convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found dead hanging in his cell Tuesday night.

Castro was being held at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, OHIO. He was sentenced August 1 to life in prison, plus 1,000 years, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus while holding them captive in his house for over a decade.

Ohio State Police and the Department of Corrections are investigating the death.

We'll continue to update you as information becomes available here on our web site and on Today in Georgia at 5 and 6 am.

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