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Natascha Kampusch - Wikipedia
She has written a book about her ordeal, 3, Days , upon which the German film Days is based. Her early life with her mother was reportedly not a happy one, according to Ludwig Adamovich, head of a special commission looking into possible police failures in the investigation of the kidnapping. He claimed that "the time Kampusch was imprisoned might have been better for her than what she experienced before", a statement absolutely denied by Brigitta Sirny, who threatened to sue the commission chief over his remarks. Her family included two adult sisters, and five nieces and nephews. Sirny and Koch separated while Kampusch was still a child and divorced after her abduction. Kampusch spent time with both of them, and had returned to her mother's home from a holiday with Koch the day before her kidnapping. The year-old Kampusch left her family's residence in Vienna's Donaustadt district on the morning of 2 March , but failed to arrive at school or come home.
Austrian 'girl in the cellar' reveals she still visits her former prison ten years after escape
Please refresh the page and retry. During her eight-and-a-half-year imprisonment she was subjected to horrific abuse by Priklopil, such as being stripped, starved and beaten and sexually abused. This week marks the tenth anniversary of her escape, when she managed to run away from her captor after he was distracted by a phone call. Speaking to German newspaper Bild , the year-old revealed that she spends several nights a week in her former prison and still carries a photograph of Priklopil in her handbag. In the first detailed account of her bid for freedom on August 23 , she said: "I was told to clean his car
Tests on DNA taken from the man who enslaved a young girl for eight years show he was not involved in any other known crimes, police said Saturday. Scores of Austrians offered support and prayers for the girl, whose lawyer described her as "well" but indignant about being portrayed as a victim. Erich Zwettler of Austria's Federal Criminal Investigations Office said genetic material from Wolfgang Priklopil, who died Wednesday after throwing himself in front of a Vienna commuter train within hours of Natascha Kampusch's dramatic escape, turned up no hits in a nationwide databank. The results mean that Priklopil, 44, was not wanted "anywhere in Austria in connection with a criminal offense," Zwettler told the Austria Press Agency.