Fritzl told Elisabeth and the three children who remained (Kerstin, Stefan, and Felix) that they would be gassed if they tried to escape. Investigators concluded that this was just an empty threat to frighten the victims; there was no gas supply to the basement. 
Mar 04, 2021 · In a cruel twist, Fritzl forced Elisabeth to write letters to Rosemarie, claiming she was well but unable to care for the kids, begging her mother to raise them. To prevent escape attempts, Fritzl told the four captives the doors would give them electric shocks and, according to court papers, “poison would be released into the cellar, killing ...
Apr 12, 2016 · Josef Fritzl. The Fritzl case emerged in April 2008 when a 42-year-old woman, Elisabeth Fritzl (born 6 April 1966), told police in the town of Amstetten, Austria, that she had been held captive for 24 years in a concealed corridor part of the basement area of the large family house by her father, Josef Fritzl (born 9 April 1935), and that Josef had physically assaulted, sexually abused, and ...
Apr 27, 2008 · Fritzl, the 27-page indictment alleges, subjected his daughter to "multiple attacks" and terrorized her with threats that the cramped underground cell was rigged with booby traps to foil any attempts to escape. Fritzl also threatened to release poisonous gas into the homemade prison, the indictment said.
Sep 14, 2021 · On an otherwise ordinary summer day in 1984, a teenage girl named Elisabeth Fritzl followed her father, Josef Fritzl, into the family's byzantine and secretive basement.
Mar 02, 2021 · Like many of Lifetime’s recent films, Girl in the Basement dramatizes the true story of Elisabeth Fritzl, while also adding, omitting, and re-writing certain elements of her narrative.
Feb 27, 2021 · Girl in the Basement: Directed by Elisabeth Röhm. With Judd Nelson, Stefanie Scott, Joely Fisher, Emma Myers. Sarah is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don.