Kidnapping Suspect Fathered Abductee's 2 Kids

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2009 5:25 PM CDT
An FBI evidence response team member enters the house where Phillip and Nancy Garrido were taken into custody in connection with the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Dugard.    (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, Sherry Levars)
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(Newser) – Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped in 1991 at age 11 and reappeared in northern California last night, has two children fathered by one of her alleged kidnappers, sources tell the San Francisco Chronicle. Phillip Garrido, now 58, is a registered sex offender who was arrested last night with his wife, Nancy; they are being held on $1 million bail each at an undisclosed location.

Phillip Garrido apparently believes he can speak with God, said neighbors who described him as eccentric. One neighbor described an encounter with Garrido and a young girl who said she had a 28-year-old sister—possibly Dugard. "She stayed close to him at all times," said the neighbor. "It wasn't normal behavior. She had a blank stare on her face. Now it seems like a cry out for help."