German woman says she was held by horror house couple

2016-05-05 05:18
A man and his ex-wife are suspected of having detained for weeks and tortured to death the 41-year-old woman and of probably having killed another woman almost two years ago. (Marcel Kusch, dpa  AFP)

A man and his ex-wife are suspected of having detained for weeks and tortured to death the 41-year-old woman and of probably having killed another woman almost two years ago. (Marcel Kusch, dpa AFP)

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Berlin - A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive for around three months and physically abused by a couple who are in custody for the deaths of two other women.

Police in western Germany say investigators travelled to the Berlin area on Tuesday to interview the woman. The 51-year-old says she answered a personal ad placed by one of the suspects in 2011 and travelled to their house in the town Hoexter.

She says she returned for a second visit at the end of 2011 and was locked into the house and was physically abused.

Police said on Wednesday that in March 2012 she was put on a train home following a "significant physical dispute."

They say she didn't contact authorities then for fear of further violence.

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