The man suspected of holding three young women in captivity for a decade grew up in Berks County, according to news reports.
An uncle of 52-year-old Ariel Castro tells the Reading Eagle that Castro and his brothers, who were initially also arrested in the disappearances, lived in the Berks County city as children.
Julio Castro told the newspaper that he visited his nephews and their mother in Reading when the boys, who were born in Puerto Rico, were between 5 and 10 years old.
"It seemed like they had a happy childhood," he told the Eagle about Castro and his brothers, Onil and Pedro. The family later moved to Cleveland, he told NBC Philadelphia.