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    Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead

    CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 9:  In this handout from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office, Ariel Castro, 52, is seen in a booking photo May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Castro is accused of kidnapping and sexually assault three women for about ten years while he held them captive in his house. (Photo by Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

    Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office via Getty

    Sentenced just a month ago to life in prison plus 1,000 years for the kidnap and sexual assault of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus, Ariel Castro has been found dead in his cell. The body of the 52-year-old, who was being held in protective custody, was found hanging Tuesday at 9:20 p.m. at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio. He was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m., according to the Ohio State Department of Corrections. The state police and corrections department are investigating the death. Preliminary autopsy results have confirmed Castro committed suicide.

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