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The Ohio Department of Corrections released a statement overnight regarding the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.

Here's the full statement:

Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 pm 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.  Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing life saving measures. Shortly after he was transported to OSUMC where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm.  A thorough review of this incident is underway and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.

Castro pleaded guilty last month to more than 900 charges against him.

He was arrested in May after three missing women -- Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight -- all escaped from his Seymour Avenue home where they were held captive for years.

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