One of Ariel's daughters gave CNN a similar description, saying when she visited her father "he would take forever to come to the door." He would not let her in through the front of the house, Angie Gregg said.
The secret daughter
The child who investigators say Ariel Castro fathered with Berry was allowed to venture outside of the house at times, while the women stayed locked in the house. "I seen Ariel with a little girl at McDonald's and I asked him who's that," Pedro said. "And he said 'This is a girlfriend's of mine.'"
He saw the child again with his brother weeks later at a Burger King, he said.
"And then I questioned him, where's the mother" 'Oh, she had to do something.' So, I just let it go."
"I had no idea that, that little girl was his or Amanda's" he said. "I had no clue. That I learned this as the days go by, you know, after we got caught."
Gregg said her father showed her a photo of the girl in his cell phone about two months ago, telling her it was his girlfriend's child by somebody else.
"I figured at the most he had an illegitimate child out there, you know, and I would find out eventually," Gregg said.
Hostage's dad was a friend
Pedro and Onil now wonder how their brother could have interacted with the family of one of his hostages. They all knew Felix DeJesus, the father of the 14-year-old kidnapped on the way home from school nine years ago.
"I would ask him, 'Felix, no sign of her yet, no sign of her yet? -- not knowing that this monster had these young women in his house," Onil said.
"I would shake his hand and tell him 'Man, I'm sorry. Have you heard anything?' and 'Let's just hang in there, brother,'" Pedro said.
Ariel attended a vigil for the teen after she went missing and gave her "mama a hug," he said.
"I don't know how he did it," Onil said. "I'm sure he would talk to Felix, too, while his daughter was missing and played it off so good."
"Felix, I know that you are out there listening, and you know that I was concerned about your daughter and I had not even the slightest idea that this would be going on with," he said.
Brothers: If we had known ...
The brothers agreed on what they would've done if they had discovered the captives.
"I would have went straight to the police if I seen anything," Onil said. "If I seen a curtain move or if I heard anything because there's nobody there inside that house. Why do, why am I seeing this? Who is that? I would have said something."
"If I knew, I would have reported it," Pedro said. "Brother or no brother." He would've "grabbed him by the neck" and asked "What's up with this man?" he said.
"Yes, I would have grabbed him by my neck myself," Onil said.