Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus return home to cheers. And with the aid of a neighbor Amanda Berry broke free from a home where she was held captive.
Gina DeJesus, 23, was wearing a hoodie as she was escorted from a car. DeJesus kept her face hidden, but her gesture, a thumbs up, said it all as she was hustled into her family’s home.
DeJesus didn’t speak much when she arrived home today but immediately bonded with her family members, her relatives told ABC News. Her aunt, Sandra Ruiz, came outside the family home to ask for privacy.
“We are asking for your support to be patient with us. Give us time and privacy to heal,” she said. “When we’re ready, I promise you…we will talk to you.”
Hours earlier, Berry arrived at her sister Beth Serrano’s home with her 6-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, who was born on Christmas Day while in captivity.
Berry, now 27, and her daughter were ushered into her sister’s house through a back door out of the view of cameras. Her cousins stood outside, waving to the motorcade and wiping away tears. Serrano asked for privacy for her sister as she readjusted to life outside of captivity.
“We are so happy to have Amanda home. We request privacy to recover,” Serrano said.