The village of Amstetten in Austria received first word from Elizabeth Fritzl and her family: "We, the reunited family, would like to thank you for your concern over us. Your compassion is helping us to overcome our difficulties. It shows us that good and honest men do exist. We hope that the time will come when we are able to live a normal life."
Currently, Elizabeth, who had been sequestered in a basement chamber for 24 years, and the seven children she had with her father, are being treated at a psychiatric hospital and being kept away from the media firestorm that this case has generated.
Gosh, I don't even know how to process this. I do hope that they are able to build somewhat of a normal, happy life from what's been left to them.