London, Sep 8 (ANI): It has emerged that American Fritzl, Phillip Garrido, had brainwashed his wife Nancy and also alienated her from her own family.
Nancy's brother, Pete Bocanegra, claims that it has been nearly 30 years since he spoke to his sister, who along with Garrido, has been charged with kidnapping, raping and keeping Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years.
Bocanegra said that his 54-year-old sister had tried to contact him 2 years ago, but when he tried to call her back Garrido hung up on him.
"I guess he didn't like her speaking to her family and now we know why," the Mirror quoted Bocanegra of Denver, Colorado, as saying.
"This isn't the Nancy we knew. I can't believe this is what she is involved in," he added.
The last time he saw Nancy was a year before she wed Garrido, who was serving time for another kidnap and rape. (ANI)