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The 26-year-old woman, who has not been named but reportedly knew the alleged captor, Thomas Fischer, was kidnapped off the street on Friday in Hamburg, Germany.
At Fischer's home, she was placed in a room, a modified telephone box that had been soundproofed.
She was able to escape in handcuffs after only two hours however, when Fischer, 30, forgot to lock the chamber door. From there she dove headfirst through a window covered over with barbed wire.
The ground floor of the Castle contained Holmes's own relocated drugstore and various shops, while the upper two floors contained his personal office and a maze of over one hundred windowless rooms with doorways opening to brick walls, oddly angled hallways, stairways to nowhere, doors openable only from the outside, and a host of other strange and labyrinthine constructions.
After the completion of the hotel, Holmes selected mostly female victims from among his employees...as well as his lovers and hotel guests. He tortured and killed them. Some were locked in soundproof bedrooms fitted with gas lines that let him asphyxiate them at any time. Some victims were locked in a huge soundproof bank vault near his office where they were left to suffocate. The victims' bodies were dropped by secret chute to the basement, where some were meticulously dissected, stripped of flesh, crafted into skeleton models, and then sold to medical schools. Holmes also cremated some of the bodies or placed them in lime pits for destruction. Holmes had two giant furnaces as well as pits of acid, bottles of various poisons, and even a stretching rack.