Suspected Dutch kidnap brings back bad memories in Austria

The case of an Austrian suspected of holding a Dutch family captive for nearly a decade has sparked memories of two other high-profile kidnappings in the Alpine country.

Following the detention earlier this week of Josef B in the Netherlands, where he is being investigated together with a Dutch man who allegedly held his six children in a secret room in a farmhouse, Austrian media have evoked two other past cases – those of Elisabeth Fritzl and Natascha Kampusch.

Fritzl was imprisoned and raped over 24 years by her father until 2008…
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