Breaking: Convicted kidnapper found dead in cell

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We are following Breaking News this morning out of Ohio. Ariel Castro, the man convicted of holding three women captive in his home for a decade is dead. Castro was found hanging in his cell at a correctional facility Tuesday night.

Right now, we are on day 31 of the disappearance of Alexis Murphy. This morning we're hearing for the first time, from her mother about the news that the missing 17-year-old's cell phone was recovered by the FBI.

Dinwiddie investigators are on the case this morning, trying to find out who is responsible for the brutal beating death of an elderly man. Investigators say 70-year-old Carter Northington was found lying unconscious in a yard in the 23 thousand block of Cox Road several miles away from his home.

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