Reports: Kidnapping, rape suspect Ariel Castro was on suicide watch, apparent suicide note found

CLEVELAND - The man charged with kidnapping and rape in the case of three missing women who were found alive at his Cleveland home was on suicide watch Thursday morning.

ABC News reports they were told by the public defender for Ariel Castro that he was placed under the notice in the medical unit of the jail.

CNN's Martin Savidge reports that an apparent suicide note written by Castro has been found in his Seymour Avenue home, according to law enforcement officials who have seen the note.

Savidge also reports that the note was written in 2004, and in the note Castro writes of some "previous abuse" against him by another family member, according to a high-ranking law enforcement source.

Castro entered court for his arraignment Thursday morning in a blue jumpsuit, handcuffed, and kept his head down while continuing to stare at the floor.  His bond was set at $2 million on each case, for a total of $8 million.

He will now be transferred to Cuyahoga County Jail, according to his public defender.

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