Ariel Castro found dead in cell

Ariel Castro, who held three women captive for a decade in the US state of Ohio, has been found dead in his cell, a prison official has confirmed.

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Review underway after Ariel Castro found hanged

A review is underway after Ariel Castro was found hanged in his Ohio prison cell late on Tuesday, officials said.

Castro had been incarcerated since August 5 at the Correctional Reception Center, a prison processing facility outside Columbus, the state capital, about 150 miles southeast of Cleveland.

He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals.

A thorough review of this incident is underway.

– JoEllen Smith of the corrections department

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