Michelle Knight, missing woman found alive in Cleveland, released from hospital & in good spirits

CLEVELAND - Michelle Knight, one of the women who was rescued after being held captive at a home on Cleveland's west side for years, has been released from the hospital.

MetroHealth Medical System said she was discharged Friday afternoon. Prior to her release, the hospital issued a statement on behalf of Knight.

The statement says:

Michelle Knight is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts. She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund.  She asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time. 

Knight went missing in August 2002, at the age of 21, near West 106th Street and Lorain Avenue.

She was lasted reported to be good condition before her release.

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