Fritzl's Wife Visits Incest Dungeon

Rosemarie picks up toys and clothes for daughter, her kids
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2008 10:34 AM CDT
A man looks at a poster painted by victims of the Fritzl incest crime at the main square in Amstetten, Austria, on Wednesday, May 14, 2008.    (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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(Newser) – Rosemarie Fritzl visited her husband's incest dungeon for the first time last week, the Guardian reports. She received police permission to visit the house—still a crime scene—where Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years, spending about 40 minutes there and emerging with two suitcases and a large bag said to be full of clothes and toys for Elisabeth and her children.

A police spokesman said it was the first time any member of the Fritzl family had returned to the house, which is likely to be destroyed. The 69-year-old Rosemarie Fritzl has said that she never knew of her husband's sinister double life, and police say that they have no reason to doubt her, the Guardian notes.