Documents from the local municipal office responsible for child welfare, also note that the agency tracked the family for years without ever coming across any suspicious activities or behavior. He told his wife his daughter had run away to join a cult and that she had asked for help in raising the child.
This happened several times, and each time the Fritzl's registered the children allegedly abandoned by their mother with the local authorities.
More and more terrible details are emerging in the Amstetten, Austria incest case that has shaken the world.
For the first nine years she was held captive by her father, Austrian kidnapping victim Elisabeth Fritzl was confined to a single room in the basement, according to information obtained by SPIEGEL.From 1984 to 1993, her father held her captive in the room.Only afterwards did he start to expand the cellar with additional rooms.It has also become clear that until the expansion happened, the children born to Elisbeth Fritzl in the basement were also initially exposed to multiple incidents of her father, Josef Fritzl, committing rape against his daughter.According to sources, perpetrator Josef Fritzl admitted this in his first interrogations with investigators.
In her first interrogation after being released, Elisabeth Fritzl reportedly told investigators her mother knew nothing of the kidnapping and that her father had acted alone in providing food and clothing for his prisoners. Fritzl have recovered from the initial shock, after Josef Fritzl for the first time brought one of the children he had sired with his daughter upstairs to the front door.Elisabeth was raped repeatedly by her father, Josef L. She couldn't take it at home any more and thats why she ran away. Josef L.The Fritzls, the documents state, were very loving with their children. More and more acquaintances are stepping forward claiming to have information about Josef Fritzl.A person who once rented a room from Fritzl has told different media outlets that he learned that his landlord had abused his young daughter.Elisabeth Fritzl has said that her years in the cellar began when her father locked her in the basement after he asked her to help him carry a door downstairs.For the first two days, he handcuffed her to a post and for the next six to nine months, he put her on a leash that kept her captive but allowed her to go to the toilet.