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Police finishes investigation in the case of Natascha Kampusch

policeThe Austrian police has finished the 8 years lasting investigations in the case of Natascha Kampusch. More than 2.000 suspects were inspected. Now the public prosecutor has to decide if the procedure will be stopped.

The police was not able to find new discoveries, in the investigations during the last weeks. Gerhard Lang from the Federal Criminal Police Office: “One witness, a twelve year old girl, said it was possible there was a second kidnapper involved in the kidnapping in March 1998.”

Now the public prosecutor Hans-Peter Kronawetter must decide if, because of this deposition, the investigations should be continued or not.

The investigations in the case of Natascha Kampusch lasted 8 years. More than 2.000 persons were checked as suspicious committers. More than 1.500 car owners were screened because their car had similarity to the getaway vehicle.

Policemen created more than 250 records and thousands of file notes about interviews. The investigations fill 160 files.

Althought the case should come to its end, the contact to Natascha Kampusch won’t stop. Lang from the Federal Criminal Police Office: “Of course the care for the victim continues.”


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