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Knife from Ariel Castro home in Cleveland sold on eBay

Aug. 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An eBay seller declined to say how much he got for a knife he advertised as coming from the infamous home of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.

The double-edged knife and leather sheath were offered on eBay for three days with a minimum bid of $100, but, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer said Thursday, the final selling price remained a mystery.

The unidentified seller said in the description of the item that the knife was a "one of a kind" that came from the home where Castro held three young women captive for more than a decade.

Castro was not accused of stabbing or killing anyone, so the knife was apparently not seized by police. Members of Castro's family were allowed to remove various items from the house before it was razed on Aug. 7.

Castro never returned to the home after his arrest. He was sentenced to life in prison last month as part of a plea agreement.

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