Monday, April 28, 2008
In one of the most shocking stories I have ever read, a woman was freed after spending 24 years as the sex slave of her father. 24 years ago, Josef Fritzl locked his daughter up in the basement of the family home and told his wife and the cops that his daughter Elizabeth Fritzl had run away from home and joined a cult and that no one should look for her. No one ever did. Over the 24 years she gave birth to seven of her father's children. 1 died at birth while 3 were adopted by Josef and his wife, while the other 3 lived in the basement with their mom. Until this week, none of the three had ever seen daylight. The daughter and the three kids were freed, when the oldest child who lived in the cellar became seriously ill and had to go to the hospital. Elizabeth slipped a note into the pocket of the ill child and doctors saw it, and alerted the cops.
You really need to read this whole thing and then wonder how the hell anything like this could have happened. How can someone just say to the police, "oh, don't bother looking," and they don't. This is insane.