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Germany: Woman says she was held by horror house couple

  • An aerial photo of the house of the incriminated couple in Hoexter-Bosseborn, Germany, Wednesday, May 4,  2016, where a couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed and dismembered a second woman, German authorities said Tuesday. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)

    An aerial photo of the house of the incriminated couple in Hoexter-Bosseborn, Germany, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, where a couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed and dismembered a second woman, German authorities said Tuesday. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer with a dog passes by a house outside Hoexter, western Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. German authorities said a couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed a second woman. Authorities are investigating whether the pair abused others at their home. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    A police officer with a dog passes by a house outside Hoexter, western Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. German authorities said a couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed a second woman. Authorities are investigating whether the pair abused others at their home. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A member of the German police with a dog stands in front of the house of a murder suspect couple in Hoexter, Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  German authorities said a couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed a second woman. Authorities are investigating whether the pair abused others at their home. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    A member of the German police with a dog stands in front of the house of a murder suspect couple in Hoexter, Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. German authorities said a couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed a second woman. Authorities are investigating whether the pair abused others at their home. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive for around three months and physically abused by a couple who are in custody for the deaths of two other women.

Police in western Germany say investigators traveled to the Berlin area Tuesday to interview the woman. The 51-year-old says she answered a personal ad placed by one of the suspects in 2011 and traveled to their house in the town Hoexter.

She says she returned for a second visit at the end of 2011 and was locked into the house and was physically abused.

Police said Wednesday that in March 2012 she was put on a train home following a "significant physical dispute." They say she didn't contact authorities then for fear of further violence.