Letters Show Fritzl Daughter Meant to Leave Home

Elisabeth wrote to friend just before her imprisonment
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 11:08 AM CDT
Letters Show Fritzl Daughter Meant to Leave Home
A resident of Amstetten writes down her thoughts on a roll of paper in a local shopping mall in support of the Fritzl victims.   (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Elisabeth Fritzl intended to leave home just before her father imprisoned her, letters published in the Oesterreich newspaper show. “After the exams … I'm moving in with my sister and her boyfriend,” the 18-year-old wrote to a friend in 1984. “Cross your fingers for me. When you get this letter, it will all be over,” she wrote just weeks before she disappeared. (More Austria stories.)

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