N.Y. Police Seek More Sex Dungeon Victims

"I tried to be friendly and make him laugh so that he would let me live," she said in the statement. "I would only cry when he was not around. I did not want to die down in those rooms because no one would ever find my body and my soul would remain in a cold place."

The woman called police after Jamelske released her in Syracuse, but was unable to give information on where she had been held. The case remained unsolved. After news of the 16-year-old's rescue was made public, she came forward again.

Always ‘A Little Odd,’ Son Says

Jamelske's own son knew the bunker was there, but said he did not know what it was used for.

"My father has always been a little odd," said Brian Jamelske. "If he took a fancy to do something he would do it, take on a project. He would have built something like that just for the novelty."

Officials say Jamelske chose his victims with no real pattern. Police say the victims include a 14-year-old girl taken in 1988, a 13-year-old girl in 1995, a 53-year-old woman in 1997, a 26-year-old in 2001, and the 16-year-old freed earlier this month.

Investigators said some of the other known victims said they went willingly with Jamelske after being offered a ride or coaxed into his car. One alleged victim, now 28, said she was high on drugs when she accepted a ride from Jamelske in 2001.

She went to police after she was released from two months of captivity, but was also unable to lead investigators to the house.

Since police had no further information, the attacker remained free, and the kidnappings continued. One of the victims was allegedly held for two years, another for 13 months. All were eventually released.

Although Jamelske would sometimes take his captives out in public, the victims were afraid to speak out then, or even after their release, because Jamelske threatened their lives and those of their relatives, police said.

Jamelske has said the 16-year-old was his girlfriend, but a friend, Keith Alexander, says he knew something was wrong when he saw the two of them together earlier this month.

"She was very withdrawn … wouldn't make eye contact … acting kind of skittish," Alexander said.

Since Jamelske's arrest, four other women have come forward, telling police that they were abducted and raped by the handyman. Prosecutors plan to present those cases to a grand jury. A psychologist has determined that Jamelske is competent to stand trial and assist in his own defense.

ABCNEWS' John Berman contributed to this report.

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