Quarter Century of Captivity
A 42-year-old Austrian women was held captive for 24 years by her father the Associated Press reports.
Josef Fritzl, 73, confessed to imprisoning his daughter, Elisabeth, 42, for 24 years. During that time he sexually assaulted her and fathered 7 children with her.
One of the children died shortly after birth and Fritzl reportedly threw the baby in an incinerator.
He was captured after the daughter brought her eldest daughter to the hospital because she was ill the New York Times reports.
Elisabeth said she was drugged and handcuffed when she was 18 and locked in the basement complex. She says she has been sexually abused since she was 11.
It is reported that Frtizl's wife had no idea what was happening because she thought their daughter had run away.
The police want to figure out how Fritzl could support a second household without anyone figuring out.