She was a German immigrant who grew up on a Midwestern farm. The couple took up residence in a Milwaukee mansion. Dolly Oesterreich Dolly later claimed that Fred was a drunk and that their sex life was far from satisfying. Then one day in , Dolly found a solution to her longing. One morning, before he left for his faction, thirty-three-year-old Dolly asked her husband if he could send one of his workers over to repair her broken sewing machine.
Fred sent over seventeen-year-old Otto Sanhuber. When Otto arrived he was greeted by Dolly who was wearing nothing but a silk robe. At first, Dolly and Otto carried out their affair at a local hotel. The arrangement came with one major flaw- Otto would have to remain in the attic at all times and would never be able to leave the house.
Otto, being a young man, would lose out on some very important socialization skills that would become quite apparent later on. Otto eventually was compelled to write his own, and even had a few published under a pen name.
He complained to his wife that he was hearing noises from the attic. He also thought he was seeing strange shadows passing through the hallway at night, and he definitely noticed that his cigars were disappearing.
Then on August 22, , the couple had their worst fight ever. The fight grew increasingly physical, and Otto believed that Fred may have been close to killing Dolly. He then locked Dolly in the closet and escaped back to his attic. From the closet, Dolly began to scream until a neighbor heard her and called the police.
When the police arrived, the scene looked just as Dolly and Otto had planned. She bought a new house, with an attic, and Dolly and Otto lived a normal life together as lovers. Although Otto still preferred to spend most of his time in the attic. With Otto holed up, Dolly began dating her lawyer, Herman Shapiro. When Shapiro questioned this, Dolly claimed that she had found it under a couch cushion. Dolly also took on a third lover by the name of Roy Klumb who she enlisted to dump the murder weapon in the La Brea tar pits.
Then Dolly made an even bigger mistake. While under arrest, she asked Shapiro to take some food to her derelict half-brother who was living in her attic. Otto, overwhelmed by the prospect of speaking to another man for the first time in years, began happily divulging his entire story to Shapiro.
After hearing his tale, Shapiro demanded that Otto leave the attic instantly. Terrified, Otto ran away to Canada. Then in , Shapiro and Dolly ended their relationship. Coincidentally, Otto had just moved back to Los Angeles. At trial, Otto was found guilty of manslaughter, however, the statute of limitations had already run out on that conviction so the charges were dropped.
She found a new lover whom she married and remained with up until her death in Otto left Los Angeles and eventually vanished into obscurity.
Although he viewed himself as a victim of love, the papers had no problem labeling him a sexual deviant. His six brothers and sisters all lived out the remainder of their days in Milwaukee, and whether or not Otto rejoined them still remains unknown.