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In pictures: Austria kidnap case

Police escort a young woman who says she is Natascha Kampusch

The disappearance of 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch eight years ago sparked a huge hunt across Austria. A woman found near Vienna on Wednesday said she was the missing girl.

The house in Strasshof where Natascha Kampusch was allegedly held

Natascha Kampusch's passport was found at the house where she was imprisoned.

Stairs leading to the hiding place of Natascha Kampusch

The woman was held in a sealed garage at the house in Strasshof, north-eastern Vienna.

The door to the hiding place of Natascha Kampusch

Police who searched the garage said it looked like a dungeon.

A door leads into a hidden room where Natascha Kampusch was kept

A hidden room measured four by three metres (yards), with a small entrance.

Inside the hidden room where Natascha Kampusch was kept

Inside were books, clothes and other supplies. The room was sound-proof and windowless.

Suspected kidnapper,  Wolfgang Priklopil

Her kidnapper, 44-year-old Wolfgang Priklopil, died after throwing himself in front of a train.

Police spokesman talks to media in front of the house in Strasshof where Natascha Kampusch was allegedly held

Police are investigating whether Natascha Kampusch had been beaten or sexually abused by the kidnapper.






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