Josef Fritzl house sold for €160,000

Josef Fritzl house sold for €160,000

The Austrian house where Josef Fritzl lived has been sold, according to the liquidator of his estate.

The house in Amstetten, west of Vienna, was sold for €160,000, Walter Anzboeck said.

Josef Fritzl house sold for €160,000

State broadcaster ORF cited innkeeper Herbert Hauska as saying his wife and a business partner bought the building and will turn it into apartment units.

He said it is time "to bring down the curtain" on the house's past.

Fritzl kept his daughter Elisabeth captive for 24 years and repeatedly raped her, fathering seven of her children until his crime was revealed in 2008.

The cellar where she was kept was filled with concrete in 2013.

He was sentenced in 2009 to life imprisonment for incest, rape, coercion, false imprisonment, enslavement and for the negligent homicide of one of his infant sons.

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