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Amanda Berry's TN family heads north for long-awaited reunion

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Part of Amanda Berry's East Tennessee family will finally get the reunion they've waited more than a decade for.

Berry was one of three women rescued earlier this week from a home in Cleveland, Ohio, where they had been held captive since their abductions more than ten years ago.

Berry's grandparents, father, and cousins live in Elizabethton.  This afternoon, her grandfather,  Troy Berry, and three cousins hit the road for Cleveland, to visit with Amanda, who is staying with her sister in Cleveland. 

They told WJHL-TV they weren't quite sure what to expect of the reunion, other than a lot of tears.  There will also be new family members to meet.  Amanda's cousin, Harley, 9, wasn't even born when she was kidnapped.  And the Tennessee family will meet Amanda's 9-year-old daughter, who was burn during her captivity.

It will be a fairly short trip, they will return home on Sunday.


Amanda's grandmother and father weren't able to make the trip.  Johnny Berry is practically bed-ridden with a spinal problem and recently had surgery.  They hope that Amanda will be able to come to Tennessee to visit them, soon.

And she'll get another special treat on her trip to East Tennessee.  Her grandfather says he promised her a car before she was kidnapped, and he's been saving for it ever since.

We'll have more on this story, on 10News Nightbeat at 11.


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