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**ALL ROUND PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM**.**SYNDICATION RIGHTS FOR UK AND SPAIN ONLY**.Austria - For 24 years police thought missing Elisabeth Fritzl had run away from home to join a religious cult. Yesterday the full, sickening horror of her secret life emerged - for all that time she was allegedly held captive in a cellar by her rapist father Joseph by who she had seven children. Astonishingly Elisabeth, 42, lived with three of the youngsters in the 1.7metre-high dungeon reached through a garage and accessible only by an electronic lock with a special code. Their captivity emerged after eldest child Kerstin, 19, was taken to hospital unconscious with a mystery illness. Doctors found a note in her pocket from her mum begging for help. Another three children were "adopted" by Joseph, 73, and his wife Rosemarie who was unaware of their parentage. The seventh child, a twin, died shortly after birth. Joseph allegedly burned the body. Joseph is now under arrest suspected of incest and keeping his daughter in captivity. He has not responded to the charges. ..JOB REF: 6275CPR/Police/ddp DATE: 28_04_2008.**MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM OR DOUBLE FEE WILL BE CHARGED* *UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THIS IMAGE TO BE REPRODUCED FOR ANY ONLINE EDITION WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION*