John Esposito, 64, was found shortly after a parole hearing, CBS 2 reported. It appears that he died of natural causes, according to the Department of Correction.
Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.
First-time author Koethi Zan began writing her novel, “The Never List,” long before the case came to light. Now, because of the Cleveland kidnappings
The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.
Sources tell CBS News that Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, 24, were all restrained for at least part of their decade-long captivity.
The case of the women held in captivity for 10 years in Cleveland makes people wonder what they would do if such a thing happened in their neighborhood.
For a woman in Yonkers, the arrest of Ariel Castro in connection with the kidnapping of three women brought a shock of recognition.
When three women were found alive in Cleveland a decade after disappearing, Long Island kidnapping victim Katie Beers was flooded with a rush of buried memories.