Cleveland Kidnapper’s Home Demolished, Deleted From Google Street View

The house where convicted kidnapper and murderer Ariel Castro kept three women captive for over a decade has been wiped from the Earth and from Google Earth.

1. The FBI showed up at the former residence of Ariel Castro early Wednesday to level the house with a crane. The demolition of the house was part of the Cleveland kidnapper’s guilty plea deal which spared him the death penalty.

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2. Watch spectators cheer as the ‘House of Horrors’ demolition begins.

3. Debris from the house was loaded into trucks and driven away to prevent scavengers from sifting through for “murderabilia.”

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4. Castro victim Michelle Knight brought yellow balloons to the demolition and released them into the air.

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Angelo Merendino / Getty Images
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Tony Dejak / AP
Tony Dejak / AP

11. And in an effort to completely erase the notorious site from history, the house has also been deleted from Google Street View.

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