Authorities in Cleveland say the nightmare for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight is over and prayers have been answered.

At a Tuesday morning news conference, authorities gave more detailed information about the case, their investigation and the women. Still, many more questions remain.

“We’re happy that they have returned to us, but their absence for several years has plagued their families, Cleveland police and so many others,” said Mayor Frank Jackson. “We have several unanswered questions: why and how they were taken and why they remained undetected in Cleveland this period of time.”

A source told reporter Paul Kiska that chains and bondage were found in basement of the Seymour Avenue home where Knight, Berry and DeJesus were held captive and that the victims were, at times, tied up with chains and tape. But authorities could not confirm if the women were forced into sex slavery.

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