Jaycee's Kids Seemed Normal: Neighbor
Daughters like Hannah Montana, attended birthday parties
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 2:15 PM CDT
Makeshift tents and other structures fill a backyard where authorities say kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard lived in Antioch, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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(Newser) – The two daughters Jaycee Lee Dugard had in captivity seemed like normal kids, a neighbor of kidnapper Phillip Garrido told CNN. Angel, 11, and Starlet, 15, were “polite” and “well-mannered,” neighbor Cheyvonne Molino said, who noted they liked Hannah Montana. Media reports “made it seem like these little girls were living like wolves or jungle kids in the backyard dungeon,” Molino continued. “They didn't give that visual to me."

Just two weeks prior to the Garridos’ arrest, the two young girls had attended a birthday party for Molino’s daughter. But others noticed things that seemed off about the girls: “They were not dressed like average teenage girls,” said a customer at Garrido’s print shop. “They were dressed very conservatively.”