Meet Charles Ramsey, Missing Ohio Teen Amandy Berry's Savior
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

charles ramseyHeard the name Charles Ramsey? You probably have, if you’re following the story of Amanda Berry, the Cleveland teen found alive 10 years after her family reported her missing.

Ramsey, who is being hailed a national hero, answered Berry’s cries for help in a nearby home on Monday. Ramsey and another witness broke a door to free Berry and two other missing women: Gina Dejesus, who disappeared in 2004, and Michelle Knight, who went missing in 2002.

Ramsey also called 911 and handed the phone to Berry, whose exchange with a police dispatcher has gone viral. But it was Ramsey who grabbed the media’s attention with his description of the rescue and of the man who police believe was holding the women captive.

“I barbecue with this dude,” Ramsey told a local news station. “We eat ribs and what not, listen to salsa music, you see where I’m coming from? Not a clue that that girl was in that house, or anybody else was in there against their will.”

View video of his full interview:

Charles Ramsey Speaks About Missing Teens In Cleveland

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Aaron Morrison

Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.


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