London, July 26 : Rosemarie, the wife of Austrian incest fiend Josef Fritzl, has lost almost 3st since her evil husband's arrest in April.
The 69-year-old has returned to her home city after a rift with daughter Elisabeth, who was kept as a sex slave for 24 years in the town of Amstetten by Fritzl, 73.
Referring to her weight loss, Rosemarie's pals said that she has become "a shadow of her former self".
Friends are worried for her health after she was seen shopping this week in Linz, Austria - the city where she lived until she was 17.
"She has very little money. When she goes shopping, she never spends more than four or five pounds for the basics," The Sun quoted her, as saying.
Rosemarie is looking for a flat while trying to get by on 300 pounds a month in benefits.
She was booted out of the new home she shared with Elisabeth, 42, and the six kids her daughter had by her rapist dad.
Rosemarie helped to raise three after her husband said they had been left on their doorstep.
Family lawyer Christoph Herbst said: "Her life was never that good, but she always had the children.
"Now she is no longer the key figure in their lives because their mother has returned."
Meanwhile, Fritzl is in jail awaiting charges.