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More Details in Austrian Incest Story

Details Tumble Out in the Austrian Incest Story

More details are coming out of the cellar in the horrifying imprisonment/incest story — despite the Austrian government's efforts to minimize one of the most bizarre cases in recent memory. After Josef Fritzl was arrested for imprisoning his daughter in a windowless room for over 24 years and forcing her to conceive seven children, Austria's chancellor, Alfred Gusenbauer, said “it’s not Austria that is the perpetrator. . . we won’t allow the whole country to be held hostage by one man.” Austria is actually planning to hire image consultants to restore the nation’s image.

The horror of Josef Fritzl might not end at the cellar door. The Amstetten police are now looking into the murder of a 17-year-old girl whose body was found 22 years ago. The police are looking into the possibility of a connection between her murder and Josef Fritzl, as his wife owned an inn on the other side of the lake where the girl's body was found. To see the most bizarre twist in the story,


In what could only be a terrible family reunion, the three “above-ground” grandchildren of the gruesome procreation were reunited with the three “basement” grandchildren for the first time since the capture and arrest of their father. Fritzl had kept three of the surviving six children underground where they were never allowed to see daylight, while raising the other three as his own grandchildren in the apartment.

The director of the clinic where the reunion took place said, “it was astonishing how easy it was.” She then reported that even Elisabeth (the daughter who was held captive and forced to conceive) and her mother (Fritzl’s wife) “interacted very naturally." DNA tests have proven that Fritzl is the father of all of the children.

Does this case tarnish Austria's image, or is it an isolated story? Are you surprised that the government is focusing on this aspect? Does it seem odd given that the family was allowed to interact together? Are you following this story, or are you put off by its tabloid nature?


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syako syako 9 years
cab's got a ba-dunk-a-dunk (I don't even know how you'd go about spelling that) shot in the dark.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens all over - how can we hold a country responsible for some depraved maniac's actions? It would be different if their government knew about it and sanctioned it.
thorswitch thorswitch 9 years
hartsfull, oh yeah, I spent a lot of time with Court-TV :) Sometimes the trials were pretty dry, but there was still a lot of interesting stuff. Even though they're now Tru-TV there's still of interesting shows. I've really been enjoying their "Murder by the Book" series, and I don't know if they're going to give "Til Death Do Us Part" with John Waters, but that one was a lot of fun!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Cabaker, I'll let you know when she gets them up for sale!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Yes, I cut up this old cheapo bra, just the pads out of it and put them in my sports bra and then went off to the gym! I'm happy to repor I had NO visible highbeams and they stayed in place the whole time! But I was only weight lifting, I wouldn't wear them running... maybe on the elliptical though... So A+ for my experiment! And Kris, I totally need your friend's jeans, I'm a white girl but my behind is vulmptuous... Jeans tend to fit in the butt and thigh, but then be too big in the waist!! And Cine, I love VS bras too, they are the best, esp. the Very Sexy convertible... 45 bucks but worth every penny!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
we'll have to check back with her on the great sports bra experiment. I am going to buy a bridesmaid's dress. wish me luck! I get to pick it, so it can't be all bad! :)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Hey did cabaker27 ever get her braw situated?
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Bye, syako :) Kris, that's definitely a dream come true. So awesome. I wish her all the best of luck!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
bye SY!!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
well, it's a friend of a good friend. I used to work with both of them, but I was closer to one than the other. I am happy for her that she doesn't have to be a boring accountant anymore!
syako syako 9 years
:wave: bye girls, have a good evening. Good luck with jeans jude!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
"It's like they just started using big sock monkeys as fit models." Sooo true--that's about when I started noticing that their jeans were no longer fitting right anymore! That must be exciting for your friend, Kris!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Gap jeans totally turned weird, somwhere around 2001. It's like they just started using big sock monkeys as fit models. If you're the same size from your thighs down to your ankles, then that works! I have a problem that if something fits in the hip it is too big in the waist. or if it fits in the hip and is low rise, they still taper the waist like it's going all the way up. then i get muffin top. My friend is starting her own new line of denim for black women, and I can't wait to see what those are like and try some on! they are supposed to be like regular styles, just for bigger hineys and smaller waists! yay!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I do have these two pairs of Marc Vachon cords that are absolutely perfect, that I bought on Melrose forever ago, but I've worn them for so many years that they're full of holes in really inappropriate places :( Got to patch those up and get some more wear out of them!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Those were strangely baggy around my hips. (Told ya it's a struggle!) I'm difficult. My big problem is that even when the size is correct, some cuts just make me look like a board from the waist down. Oddly enough, Gap jeans actually used to work pretty well for me, but they seemed to have changed their sizing or something a few years ago, and no longer fit the way they used to. Diesels are okay, but it's hard for me to find a wash or style that I really like. *sigh*
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
bye Jude! i like Paige. one of my favorites. my a$$ is definitely perky, to say the least. Also at Nordstrom in the teenager section, are IT! brand jeans. They are super cute, skirts, jeans, trouser jeans, etc. and they aren't as expensive as the biggies. I dread the day when I can no longer visit the teenybopper section!
syako syako 9 years
(those are my two personal faves, but I have a perky butt so I might not have the same experiences as you do) ;)
syako syako 9 years
what about paige?
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
syako--yeah, a salesgirl recommended them to me the last time I was at Neiman Marcus. They were better than most, but there was something off in the behind area on me. I think I just have a weird butt, unfortunately :cry:
syako syako 9 years
:wave: I mean
syako syako 9 years
:bye: everyone! Jude have you tried J Brand?
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
:wave: Bye, ladies!
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
bye Kris!
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
LOL no kidding! No outline please!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
bye harts! see you later!
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