This Girl Was Held Captive For Eight Years – Until One Day Her Kidnapper Got Distracted By A Call

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Image: DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images
Image: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

On a Monday in March 1998, Natascha Kampusch leaves her home in the Austrian capital of Vienna and begins her journey to school. The ten-year-old notices something unusual on the route, however: a white van up ahead, with a man standing next to it. Then, as she tries to walk past the stranger, the man grabs her and throws her into his vehicle. It’s just the start of what would prove to be a harrowing eight-year ordeal for the young girl.

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