Cleveland utility workers never reported kidnapping suspect

1:47 PM, May 14, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKYC) - Police and the county sheriff visited Ariel Castro's Cleveland home five times in the 10 years that Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight were held hostage.

Dominion East Ohio Gas installed automated meters between 2007 and last year, during the time the women were held captive.

But the gas company refused to tell NBC affiliate WKYC if an indoor meter was replaced with the newer model.

Cleveland Public Power, or CPP, says it normally checks residential power use monthly, which would mean employees would have visited Castro's home about 120 times over 10 years.

Did they notice or hear anything suspicious?

"Our contact with customers is limited to the outside of the home. It is a very rare occasion that we are called to go into a home," said Shelley Shockley, the spokesperson for CPP.

WKYC

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