Fritzl Cellar to Be Sealed Off Forever
It's being filled with concrete
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2013 6:16 AM CDT
The cellar of Josef Fritzl, center, is being filled with concrete.   (AP Photo/Robert Jaeger, Pool, File)

(Newser) – The cellar where Josef Fritzl locked his daughter for 24 years of abuse will soon be no more. Yesterday began a two-week effort to fill it with concrete in order to prevent any future entry, says the liquidator of Fritzl's estate, Walter Anzboeck. Officials had been worried that tourists might want to visit the infamous site, which had already been shut from the inside, the BBC reports; holes will be drilled and concrete will enter the rooms through tubing. The Amstetten, Austria, house itself was also supposed to be destroyed, but now it's set to be sold instead; Anzboeck has apparently managed to find potential buyers. "But the aim was always—and we said this before—to sell the house only if the cellar was not accessible any more," he notes.

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Jun 21, 2013 9:28 AM CDT
That house should be destroyed. Let somebody build on the property. What sane person would want to live in there?
Jun 21, 2013 8:11 AM CDT
His crimes were rape, assault, false imprisonment among others: standard, virtually universal, common law crimes. Violent. Personal. Wrong without qualification and heinous. So much suffering in the world and much of it no one ever knows about. 24 years is a lifetime and it cannot be compensated nor recaptured.
Jun 21, 2013 7:34 AM CDT
Who in their right minds would purchase such a notorious house?