Thursday, August 24, 2006
of being held captive by some looney who kept her in a small cellar beneath his garage let out only for chores. Can you imagine? The girl, now a teenager but identified by her family whilst awaiting DNA confirmation, escaped on her own. Her captor committed suicide on the same day she was found. There are few details of what went on during that captivity, but apparently the communications techician who apparently picked her up in a white van when she was young did teach her reading, writing, and arithmetic. It sounds very much like he wanted to keep her to himself, under glass so to speak. Sick. But hopefully the identification is correct and her ecstatic family can begin to reacquaint her with the world outside.