Cleveland kidnap victim Amanda Berry came home after a decade imprisoned in a home dungeon where she was held with two other women.

Hundreds of neighbours and media lined the street outside her sister Beth Serrano's house in Cleveland to get a look at the woman whose daring escape secured the end of a decade-long nightmare for her and her fellow captives.

Cheers and appaluse erupted as she arrived by car, accompanied by her six-year-old daughter Jocelyn and detectives.

A "welcome home" banner and numerous balloons decorated the porch of her sister's house. Amanda entered by the back door.

A few moments later Serrano appeared on the front garden to give a brief address to the crowd.

She said the family appreciated the wide support of friends and neighbours but asked for privacy. Their mother, Louwanna Miller, died of a heart failure in 2006 but Amanda only became aware of that fact on Tuesday.

She escaped from her dungeon by crawling out of the house at 2207 Seymour Avenue with her six-year-old daughter helped by neighbour Charles Ramsey.

She called 911 and gained freedom for herself and Gina DeJesus, 23 and Michelle Knight, 32. Police said they believe that the three women were kept chained up by their captors.

Local school bus driver Ariel Castro, 52 and his two brothers, O'Neal, 50, and Pedro, 54, have been arrested by police.

Amanda Berry
Amanda Berry, went missing on April 2003, when she was 16 (Reuters)