02/03 0243 AUSTRALIAN WOMAN DIES DURING FOUR-DAY EXORCIS MELBOURNE, Feb 3, Reuter - An Aus
02/03 0243 AUSTRALIAN WOMAN DIES DURING FOUR-DAY EXORCISM
MELBOURNE, Feb 3, Reuter - An Australian woman died from internal
injuries during a four-day exorcism in a remote country town in the
state of Victoria, police said on Wednesday.
Joan Vollmer, 49, died in her farmhouse in the village of Antwerp in
the state's far west during a demonic deliverance last Saturday, a
police spokeswoman said.
An autopsy revealed she had died of internal injuries, but police
would not comment further on the cause of death.
Her husband Ralph, a pig farmer, appeared convinced she was
possessed by demons.
"When they finally released the hold on her she was hissing and
frothing and they (the demons) came out with a groan," he said, quoted
by Australian Associated Press (AAP).
He said his wife died groaning as the two last "male demons" were
expelled from her body.
"I do not know how many she had in her in the beginning, but at the
end there were two strong men and they were very hard to get out,"
Ralph Vollmer told AAP his wife's father was heavily involved in the
occult and had dedicated her to Satan when she was three years old.
In recent weeks she developed several personalities and had been
acting abnormally, especially at night, he said.
Victorian Homicide Squad Detective Paul Sheridan told Melbourne's
Herald-Sun newspaper there were no candles, crucifixes or Satanic
markings in the house.
"There was nothing bizarre like that, it appears to be a case of a
few people getting together and trying to rid her of demons," Sheridan
Police are continuing their investigation.
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