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Kidnap Suspect Ariel Castro is Father of Girl, DNA Confirms

A DNA analysis of Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro confirmed today that he is the father of a 6-year-old girl born in captivity at his home, police said today.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation obtained a DNA sample from Castro Thursday and worked overnight analyzing the sample, the Ohio Attorney General’s office said today.

Castro’s DNA was also compared to other DNA samples in Ohio’s law enforcement database, but it did not match any other Ohio cases. The sample is still being compared to the national database run by the FBI, according to the AG’s statement.

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