Linoleum flooring and carpeting covered the trapdoor, which was tucked away in a closet with the entrance obscured by a bookcase.
Katie was trapped there in almost complete darkness for close to three weeks, while her captor sexual abused her and police were just feet away, having set up a command post on Esposito's lawn but unable to hear the girl's screams because she was buried away below the ground.
We're all guilty of the occasional fashion faux pas - but these 12 celebrities took things to a whole new level when they stepped out in these frightful frocks.
To make matters worse, the price tags for their disastrous get-up is almost as eye-watering as the clothes themselves.
She was just 9, left, when she was abducted by John Esposito, top right, in 1992, who lured her in with the promise of a gift for her upcoming birthday.
Espositio then took her to his house where he kept her in a dungeon, bottom right, he had specifically built for her that was buried under his garage and hidden by a 200lb slab of concrete.
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE asks because the irrepressible petrolhead is said to be close to agreeing a financial settlement with his estranged wife, Frances, that would leave him free to marry his glamorous actress girlfriend, Lisa Hogan (pictured, right), 46.
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has missed out on a New Year honour just days after he was snubbed in the BBC Sports Personality vote.He said his 'heart is absolutely broken' and is campaigning for her release.The 33-year-old Miss Plummer is being held at a police station after initially being taken to the the notorious Qena prison (inset).Bee Gees star Barry Gibb paid moving tribute to his brothers yesterday as he was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours.The last surviving member of the chart-topping band (pictured, inset, right) was named alongside former Beatle Ringo Starr (main and, inset, with bandmates) and Strictly Come Dancing Judge Darcey Bussell, who will become Dame Darcey.
Strictly judge Darcey Bussell said she was 'truly humbled' at receiving a damehood in the New Year honours.