A woman decorates Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, with balloons after three women that went missing there were found alive on Monday
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Cleveland abductions: On the street where girls went missing

9 May 2013 Last updated at 23:11 BST

The three missing women found at a house in Cleveland had been held captive just two miles from where they were last seen.

Each of the women disappeared along a short stretch of Lorain Avenue, a busy road that leads from downtown Cleveland out to the city's suburbs in the west.

Michelle Knight was last seen at the corner of Lorain and 106th Street in August 2002. In April 2003, Amanda Berry vanished after leaving her job at Burger King a few hundred yards up the road.

A year later, 14-year-old Gina DeJesus disappeared on the way home from school. She was just a block away from where Michelle was last seen.

The BBC spoke to residents and businessmen on this stretch of Lorain Avenue about how the missing girls cases have affected the community.

Produced by the BBC's Matt Danzico and Anna Bressanin