Austrian Man Held Daughter Captive In Dungeon For 24 Years

July 28, 2008

73-year old Josef Fritzl of Austria has admitted to locking his daughter in a dungeon and holding her captive for 24 years. He built the dungeon and also held three of his daughter's children in it as well.Washington (ChattahBox) – 73-year old Josef Fritzl of Austria has admitted to locking his daughter in a dungeon and holding her captive for 24 years. He built the dungeon and also held three of his daughter’s children in it as well.

Fritzl was arrested on Saturday after it was discovered that he was holding the daughter and children captive.

Elisabeth Fritzl, his daughter, was drugged by Josef back in August 1984. Ever since then, she has been kept captive in the dungeon which was in the cellar of his house.

While in the dungeon, she gave birth to seven children. One of the seven died though due to improper conditions. Josef took the dead baby and burned the corpse.

The six children are made up of three boys and three girls, between 5 and 20-years old.

Three of the children have been held captive in the dungeon as well as one of them, 19-years old, just saw light for the first time and is in the hospital in critical condition.

DNA tests are being carried out to see if he is the father of the children.
The other three children went to school as normal, as he made it look like he adopted the kids. They did not know of the dungeon.


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