A Green member of the Austrian parliament has leaked documents relating to the Natascha Kampusch kidnapping. They suggest police silenced the lead officer in the case who had discovered errors in the enquiry that could have led to her being freed in weeks, rather than the eight and a half year long ordeal she suffered.
Her abductor Wolfgang Prikopil killed himself on the night of her escape in 2006, and the documents point towards him having several accomplices, information that was ignored by the police.
Tomorrow the trial opens of Prikopil’s best friend who is accused of helping him, and Kampusch publishes her autobigraphy next month. She is also considering suing the police for negligence.
Incredibly Kampusch now lives in Prikopil’s house, and when it came up for auction even bought the car he died in. She is reported to have become “obsessed” with her former captor.