Family Claims Body of Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro 9/6/13
COLUMBUS, Ohio- A coroner says the body of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro has been claimed by his family as authorities continue to investigate how a man who was perhaps Ohio's most notorious inmate managed to commit suicide while under close supervision in prison.
Franklin County Coroner Jan Worniak says the family picked up Castro's body Friday.
The 53-year-old Castro was a month into a life sentence for the kidnapping, rape and decade-long imprisonment of three women in his home when he committed suicide Tuesday night.
Castro said in a videotaped FBI interrogation that aired on NBC's "Today" show Friday that police missed many opportunities to capture him.
He also said that he once called the mother of Amanda Berry and told her that Berry was OK and was his wife now. He says he hung up and they didn't have a conversation.
Berry's mother died before Berry was freed in May.