Minor league ballpark signs raise awareness on missing kids

JACKSONVILLE — Gina DeJesus was one of three girls abducted and held victim for years by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. He allowed his victims to watch television and, one night during her ordeal, DeJesus saw her mother, Nancy Ruiz, throw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game. Nancy was on the mound to raise awareness for missing children, like her daughter, who had been missing since April 2, 2004.

Gina DeJesus wondered who the “big guy” was in the videos with her mother, the man catching the pitch at home plate and running the ball back out to Nancy and giving her a hug.

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