By Lynne Hayes-Freeland

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman who was held captive for 10 years in McKeesport has written a book.

Today, the first of a two-part special on Tanya Kach’s story aired on “Dr. Phil.”

“He was the type of man – you don’t make him angry. You do not make him angry,” she told Dr. Phil. “You just – you don’t because he threatened to kill me many times.”

Dr. Phil: “What did he say? How was he going to kill you? What would he say to you?”

Kach: “He would smother me in my sleep, then throw me in a garbage bag and dump me in the river.”

Her story made headlines in Pittsburgh five years earlier, but since being rescued from the grasp of Thomas Hose, Kach has largely been silent until now.

With the release of a book, “Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid,” she’s telling her story for the first time in great detail.

It’s the story of a runaway turned captive. A 14-year girl in who ended up trapped in what she thought was a relationship but ended up being a bedroom with no way out.

Her interview with Dr. Phil today was at times emotional.

“And I can’t believe that I was there held captive for so many years,” she said.

KDKA-TV’s Lynne Hayes-Freeland has an exclusive interview with Tanya Kach that will air during KDKA-TV News at 5 and 6.

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