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Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors: Four Years After Escape, Where Are They Now?

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It has been four years since three women miraculously escaped from a Cleveland home where they had been held captive for a decade.

Since their escape on May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Lily Rose Lee (formerly known as Michelle Knight) have been rebuilding their lives and relationships, and continuing to move forward.

Lee, who changed her name to reflect her favorite flowers, recently announced that she is working on her second book, “Life After Darkness: My Journey to Happiness.” It will publish on May 1, 2018, days before the five-year anniversary of her escape from captivity.

“She has kept a fairly low-profile,” says Georgina Levitt, publishing director for Weinstein Books, which is publishing Lee’s book. “There will be reveals about her new life.”

Her first book, the New York Times bestselling memoir Finding Me, revealed how a troubled childhood helped her cope with some of her darkest days in captivity.

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“I don’t dwell on the past. I really try to look forward,” says Lee, 36, who spoke exclusively with PEOPLE when Finding Me was published. “I want to be remembered as a victor, not a victim.”

Meanwhile, Berry, now 31, has turned her attention toward spotlighting missing people in the northeast Ohio area. When she was inside captor Ariel Castro‘s home, he would let her see news segments of people searching for her. (Castro later hanged himself while serving a lifetime prison sentence.)

Berry is hosting a 30-second daily news segment on Cleveland’s Fox 8 because she wants missing people to know the public is still looking for them.

“I hope we get [the faces of] missing people out there and get people looking at them a second time, a third time, and looking at their name,” Berry told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview in February. “It’s kind of the small things that makes a big difference.”

As for DeJesus, 27 years-old and the youngest of the group, she has been quietly enjoying life with her tight-knit family in a new home in the suburbs of Cleveland, a source tells PEOPLE.