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Castro found dead in his cell

James W. Wade III | 9/4/2013, 8:53 a.m.

52-year-old convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell Tuesday evening. Castro was being held at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, OH in Pickaway County.

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 Seymour Avenue house for over a decade.

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