Daughter from Austria incest case reunited with family
The eldest child of an incestuous relationship between Austrian Josef Fritzl and the daughter he confined for 24 years has been reunited with her family after recovering from an artificial coma, doctors said.
Doctors also said on Wednesday the whole family -- Fritzl's daughter Elisabeth and the six surviving of seven children she bore him while locked in a cellar -- had been moved into a house on hospital premises to promote a normal living environment.
Fritzl, 73, in investigative custody since the case was exposed in April, marooned Elisabeth, now 42, in a soundproofed basement under his house in the central town of Amstetten -- a marathon, bizarre ordeal that scandalized the world.
"The reunion of (Elisabeth's eldest daughter) Kerstin with her family a few days ago was a moving moment, and for us the surprising recuperation of Kerstin was a great relief," Berthold Kepplinger, director of the central Austrian hospital where Fritzl's victims have been treated, told a news conference.
Kerstin was expected to make a "full recovery", he said.