Cops Find Bone Fragment Next Door to Garrido

Unclear if it's human or animal; investigators still searching area
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 7:32 PM CDT
Law-enforcement personnel inspect the backyard of the Phillip Garrido residence today in Antioch, Calif.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Authorities found a bone fragment on the property next door to where Phillip Garrido held Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years, the Contra Costa Times reports—though police aren’t yet sure if the bone is human or animal. A spokesman says investigators and dogs are still combing the Antioch, Calif., properties; he added that Garrido’s is in poor, junkyard-type condition.