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Cleveland kidnap story doesn't pass the smell test

Having read your report, the story of the kidnapping and imprisonment of three women in Cleveland makes no sense whatever ("Women's 'nightmare is over,'" May 8). If true, something is drastically wrong with America.

I am incredulous the women were held against their will for 10 years, incredulous that neighbors blame the police when the captives were right next door, incredulous one of the prisoners could have given birth and cared for a child for six years without anyone asking questions.

I'm glad the FBI is looking into this matter. Screen doors don't make a jail, and while the neighbors are cheering the escape, they also need to examine how this situation could have existed in their midst for a decade.

Sorry, something about this just doesn't pass the smell test.

Rosalind Ellis

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