According to the Associated Press, Ariel Castro has been found dead in his jail cell. According to multiple reports, Castro was founding hanging in his cell just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Castro was convicted Aug. 1 of kidnapping and raping Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus in Cleveland, Ohio for a decade.
The Ohio man accused of holding the women captive in his Cleveland home, had accepted a plea deal to spare him from the death penalty. Castro faced 977 charges including rape, kidnapping, and aggravated murder stemming from the death of an unborn child of one of the victims.
Investigation into Castro's death is ongoing and updates are expected.