Michelle Knight’s Mother Speaks Out, Wants to Reunite

Barbara Knight; Michelle Knight (inset)


updated 05/08/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 05/08/2013 AT 2:45 PM ET

Michelle Knight, one of the three women found in Cleveland after disappearing 10 years ago, hasn’t seen her mother since her rescue on Monday.

“I started crying and I was happy that they found her because I’ve been looking for her and I just don’t want her to think that I forgot about her,” Barbara Knight told Today’s Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday of learning that her daughter had been found inside the home of alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro.

“I just wish my daughter would reach out and let me know that she’s there,” she added.

While the other two abduction victims reunited with their families after being checked at the hospital, Knight’s situation is more complicated.

According to several media reports, the 4-foot-7-inch tall Knight, had some mental impairment before the ordeal.

“She had a mind of a child. She was slow,” cousin Brenda Dinickle tells CNN.

Then she may have been beaten while in captivity – she reportedly had hearing loss and damage to some of the bones in her face, Fox8 in Cleveland reports.

Knight remains in the hospital Wednesday, and was listed in good condition, according to The Plain Dealer.


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