Cops could have traced sex beast Fritzl’s dungeon 5yrs ago

May 12th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by admin  

London , May 12 (ANI): Elizabeth Fritzls 24 year dungeon ordeal could have come to an end 5 years ago if cops hadnt failed to find the secret prison during an arson probe.

According to some leaked papers, police had suspected Josef Fritzl of being involved in starting a deliberate fire in an insurance scam five years ago.

In fact, in 2003 two officers even visited his home for a full search but failed to take any action. This was followed by two more fires the next year at Fritzls house in Amstetten , Austria , which were also ignored by the police.

“It was started in two places a classic sign of arson. But despite all that, the officers only carried out a brief inspection. Senior police officials will be asking why. If a proper investigation had been carried out, the secret family Fritzl kept in his cellar would have been found, The Sun quoted a source, as saying of the 2003 fire.

In the 2003 fire Fritzl claimed 8,000 pounds and in 2004 he claimed 800 pounds after a power meter that somehow burst into flames. In another fire in the same year he claimed 2,300 pounds saying that a TV had gone up in smoke. The police did not take any action in both these incidents.

The sex monster had also been accused for arson way back in 1982, when a fire had devastated a B &B he owned at nearby Lake Mondsee . But the police had dropped this case as well.

Fritzl had kept his daughter Elisabeth, now 42, captive for 24 years and forced her to bear seven of his children.


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