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.
The brothers of Ariel Castro –- the man charged with kidnapping three women in Cleveland and holding them captive for a decade – broke their silence Sunday.
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.