Monday, February 7, 2011

Woman locked in house for 20 years

Brazil - Police in Brazil said they had freed a 45-year-old woman who had been locked in a house for 20 years with no communication with the outside world. Police in the state of Parana said the woman was locked in the home by her partner, a 60-year-old man. Following a complaint by social workers, police arrived at the house to find it closed but heard the voice of a woman who appeared to be calling for help. Police Lieutenant Denis Wellington Viana said the woman told a psychologist later that “she was prohibited from any form of communication” and had to perform household chores.  More…

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