Photos Of The Cellar Where Woman Was Held For 24 Years:
The 73-Year-Old Father Who Raped And Held Her There:
It was clearly the most disturbing story of the day yesterday. More details emerge today shedding light on a haunting tale.
She said that on August 28, 1984, when she was 18, he lured her to the basement and drugged and handcuffed her before locking her up.
The following day her parents reported her missing and her details were circulated by Interpol.
But a month later it was assumed she had disappeared voluntarily when her parents claimed to have received a letter from her asking them to stop searching.
It was believed she had joined a cult and police stopped looking for her.
In fact she was in the cellar and was "continuously abused" during the 24 years, said police.
Of the seven children she gave birth to there, three girls and three boys survived but the twin died shortly after being born because it was not properly cared for, according to police.
This woman must be a psychological mess. I seriously doubt that someone who was continuously abused for such a long period of time could ever function normally in society. Her children will suffer the same problem. Remember, these kids had never even been in the light of the sun before this weekend. The children haven't had schooling of any kind and odds are they aren't up to speed with the general public as their mother clearly had no grasp on current events. The problems in this case are many in number and my thoughts are obviously with the family. Needless to say it doesn't look good.
Update: Sky News takes us inside the 'secret' cellar.
Update: Diagram of the living space below this sickos home.