Nancy Garrido Held Jaycee Captive for 4 Months

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 10:32 AM CDT
Nancy Garrido looks out at the courtroom during her arraignment on 28 felony counts stemming from the 1991 abduction Jaycee Dugard, in the El Dorado Superior Court in Placerville, Calif.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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(Newser) – Police are looking more closely at Nancy Garrido’s role in the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping, the Telegraph reports. She appears to have played a key part in the abduction, and she helped her husband, Phillip Garrido, throughout Dugard’s imprisonment. At one point, when Phillip was sent to prison for 4 months for a parole violation, Nancy Garrido kept Dugard locked up and hidden.

Neighbors say she was noncommunicative and looked disturbed, in stark contrast to her husband, who was prone to strange religious rants. One acquaintance also recalls seeing Nancy and Jaycee shopping together at a local supermarket. “In some ways, to me, she is the real monster,” the acquaintance says. “She is a woman and should never have let this happen.”