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May 8, 2013 11:41 AM by Associated Press

Rescued Ohio woman's mom hasn't spoken to her yet

CLEVELAND (AP) - The mother of one of the three women held captive for about a decade at an Ohio home says she hasn't spoken to her daughter yet, but she hopes she knows she loves her and missed her the whole time.

Barbara Knight, mother of Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight, tells NBC's "Today" show that when her daughter disappeared at age 20 in 2002, police and she thought she maybe just didn't want to see her family anymore. She says her daughter's child had been removed from the home just before her disappearance. She says she thought Michelle vanished because she was upset about "the baby."

She says she knows her daughter is likely angry at the world "because she probably thought she'd never be found."

Knight adds that she hopes their past tension can heal, and she wants to take her daughter back to Florida, where she now lives.

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