Grandfather travels to Cleveland to see Amanda Berry for first time since disappearance

CLEVELAND - It's been a very long and emotional week for Amanda Berry, her daughter, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, but another reunion is expected for Friday night.

A Tennessee sister station told NewsChannel5 Berry's grandfather is expected to arrive in Cleveland after about nine hours or more of driving. 

The sister station said Berry's grandfather left his Tennessee home at around 1:30 p.m. This will be his first time seeing his granddaughter in person ever since Berry went missing in 2003, or possibly longer.

Berry's grandparents did get a chance to speak with her on the phone a few days ago. Our sister station was with the family when Berry and her grandmother talked on the phone.

"I thought you were gone. "

"Nope I'm here," replied Amanda. 

It was the second time her voice was heard since her brave 911 call Monday, when Berry told police she was the missing girl seen on the news.  

On Friday, the group Guardian Angels spent the day putting up a tarp wall at the home of Berry's sister.

Berry's grandfather did not arrive while NewsChannel5 was there.  

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