ORIENT, Ohio --- Convicted rapist Ariel Castro was found dead in his cell Tuesday night, according to officials with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
Castro was being held at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio. According to officials, he was found hanging in his cell at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday He had been in protective custody and in a cell by himself, according to officials.
After finding Castro, prison medical staff began performing life-saving measures. He was taken to Ohio State University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.
A review of the incident is underway.
Castro had been serving a life in prison sentence for kidnapping and raping Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight and holding the three women hostage for a decade.