Woman freed from house 'after being locked away by mother'

Woman freed from house 'after being locked away by mother'
Published: 2016 April 19 20:14:17 (8381 Views)
A 26-year-old woman has been freed from her house after being held there by her own mother, possibly for years.

The woman, who is reported to be mentally disabled, was found in a 'physically run-down and neglected state' in a rubbish-filled flat in Rosenheim, Germany.

A police spokesman said she had been sent to a psychiatric hospital.

Police discovered the woman by chance while carrying out an eviction order.



As they sought to enter the apartment, the 54-year-old tenant, who is believed to be the woman's mother, threw herself down the stairwell shaft from the second floor in an apparent suicide attempt, the spokesman said.

The woman suffered severe injuries from the fall and was taken to hospital.

It was only subsequently, when officers entered the apartment, that they uncovered a locked door which they broke down to discover the younger woman.

'We believe that this is the tenant's daughter, who was in a physically run-down state and who had lived in there for a long time, maybe even for years,' police spokesman Stefan Sonntag told local news site rosenheim24.de.

An unidentified neighbour told the news site he had lived next door since 2003 but had never seen the 26-year-old.



Source - Metro

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