The man convicted of kidnapping and raping the three women in Cleveland, Ohio was found dead late Tuesday, September 3rd. It is reported by the New York Post that he hung himself.

Castro had been sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years on the charges. .

The Ohio Department of Corrections issued a statement saying in part:

“Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 p.m. at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. 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."

 

[NY Post]