Cleveland police have found, inside the house where he is alleged to have kept at least three young women captive for ten years, a 2004 letter written by Ariel Castro, 19 Action News' Scott Taylor reports. "I don't know why I kept looking for another," Castro writes in the letter. "I already had 2 in my possession."
If the letter Taylor is referring to is the same one reported on by his colleague Ed Gallek, it's a suicide note that refers to sex addiction, "family problems and a poor childhood." Taylor, who obtained the letter after police found it, hasn't yet published his report on the letter, but he tweeted chilling excerpts from it last night:
I just got a copy of a letter written by Ariel Castro in 2004. Cops found it in his house. He says "I am a sexual predator. I need help"— Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylor19) May 9, 2013
Castro writes "They are here against their will because they made a mistake of getting in a car with a total stranger."— Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylor19) May 9, 2013
Castro continues "I don't know why I kept looking for another. I already had 2 in my possession."— Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylor19) May 9, 2013
Castro writes about wanting to kill himself and "give all the money I saved to my victims."— Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylor19) May 9, 2013
Castro writes he was surprised how young Gina Dejesus really is cause he thought she was a lot older.— Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylor19) May 9, 2013
The full police report on the kidnapping case, released yesterday, detailed the horrifying conditions under which the three women were kept, and revealed how one victim, Michelle Knight, was forced to help Amanda Berry, another victim, deliver her baby (almost certainly Castro's) in a plastic pool. Castro has been charged with kidnapping and rape; his two brothers, arrested at the same time, have not been charged.