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Michelle Knight: Recovery continues in the hospital

Michelle Knight (Source: Family) Michelle Knight (Source: Family)

19 Action News Chief Investigator Carl Monday has new and disturbing information about one of the women rescued on Seymour Avenue.

Michelle Knight is still being treated for anxiety at Metro Health Medical Center. But Carl Monday reports that Michelle is hospitalized, for possible reconstructive surgery, to heal injuries suffered at the hands of her attacker during her decade in captivity.

Michelle's grandmother, Deborah Knight, confirmed the information, telling 19 Action News:  "When she was severely beaten, he had beat her so bad in the face, she has to have facial reconstruction, and she's lost hearing in one ear."

Records obtained by Carl Monday investigations show Michelle may have faced physical abuse before she was kidnapped.  Records show David Feckley was charged and convicted in the early 2000's of child endangerment, for breaking Michelle's infant son's arm. He served eight years in prison. But a rape charge was dropped when the alleged victim, Michelle, couldn't be found. Of course, now we know where she was: on Seymour Avenue.

Michelle wasn't seeing visitors Thursday, not even her family.  Yesterday, her mom, in from Naples, Florida, met with Michelle briefly at the hospital. But a relative told us the meeting was strained, and Michelle asked her mom to leave.

Meanwhile, the community is now showing its love and concern for Michelle, lighting up social media.  Someone even offered her a place to stay.  One woman stopped by Michelle's grandmother's house this morning with balloons and flowers. 

"I wanted to let her know people are thinking about her,"  says Lindsey Perkins, a total stranger.

Thursday evening friends and concerned citizens hosted a "balloon release" on Seymour to honor Michelle's escape.

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