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
Fritzl's Wife Visits Incest Dungeon
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)

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. (More Josef Fritzl stories.)

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