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Austria seeks missing murderess, 83

Published 19/11/2010 | 16:15

Bronislawa Jarosz is believed to have travelled to the Vatican
Bronislawa Jarosz is believed to have travelled to the Vatican

Authorities have issued a European arrest warrant for Austria's purported oldest murderess, who was released early on grounds of ill health, then travelled to the Vatican and apparently never returned.

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Bronislawa Jarosz, 83, a Polish citizen, was convicted of killing her neighbour in the town of Korneuburg in 2007 and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

She was freed early because she was deemed too ill to stay. But a more recent exam found her fit enough to be in prison.

Police cannot arrest her, though, because she apparently never returned from a trip to see the Pope, said Wiener Neustadt Court spokesman Hans Barwitzius.

He said a European arrest warrant had been issued to ensure Jarosz serves the remaining "16 years, three days and eight hours" of her sentence.

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