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Latest Garrido Search Yields Little, Could End Tuesday

(Newser) - Today’s search of the property of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, charged in the rape and kidnap of Jaycee Dugard, found no evidence to link them to the 1980s disappearances of two other northern California girls, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Investigators will continue sifting through areas dug up after... More »

Dogs Might Have Found Human Remains at Garridos'

Two separate canines indicate scent; cops will delve further tomorrow

(Newser) - Two dogs trained to sniff out human remains, working separately, alerted police today to the possibility on the property belonging to northern California kidnap-rape suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido, CNN reports. Authorities are also looking for evidence to connect the couple to the 1980s disappearances of girls from nearby towns,... More »

Jaycee Dugard: I Want My Pets Back

Menagerie includes two dogs, five cats, birds

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard wants back a group of pets she raised while in captivity in a northern California backyard, animal-control officials tell the San Francisco Chronicle. “We are very hopeful that it’s going to happen as soon as possible,” one says of the menagerie, which includes two dogs,... More »

Cops Find More Bones at Garrido Home

Authorities not yet certain if remains are human or animal

(Newser) - More bones have been found on the property belonging to Phillip Garrido—the man charged with abducting and imprisoning Jaycee Dugard—and on the property next door, California authorities tell KCBS-AM. “We have located what appears to be bones on both properties. We can’t tell at this point... More »

Fellow Inmates Threaten Nancy Garrido With Rape, Murder

Alleged kidnapper in isolation for own safety

(Newser) - Nancy Garrido has been placed in isolation after other inmates threatened to rape and kill her, sources tell CBS News. Like her husband, Phillip, Garrido is charged with 29 felonies stemming from the kidnapping and imprisonment of Jaycee Dugard. Though she’s expected to seek bail, it’s unlikely to... More »

Bone Found Near Jaycee's Prison 'Probably Human'

But authorities say it could be from Native American burial ground; more tests needed

(Newser) - The bone fragment found in the backyard next door to the home of kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido is “probably human,” authorities tell the Sacramento Bee—though they caution that more tests are needed, and that Native American remains are often found in that area of northern California. Garrido,... More »

Garrido Picked Jaycee While 'Shopping for Girls'

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido picked out Jaycee Dugan as his next kidnap victim on a "child shopping" trip when he spotted the "cute" 11-year-old in a store with friends, his wife has told investigators. "That's the one I want," he told his wife, Nancy, but he decided to... More »

Cops Won't Reopen 1972 Rape Case Against Garrido

Teen girl wouldn't testify against alleged Dugard kidnapper

(Newser) - Police in Antioch, Calif., said today they won’t reopen a child-rape case against Phillip Garrido that was dropped in 1972 when the 14-year-old girl refused to testify, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The woman contacted authorities last week after seeing Garrido’s name in connection with the abduction and... More »

Grandma: Jaycee Feels Guilty About Her Kidnapping

(Newser) - Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard feels guilty about being snatched off the streets as a child and held captive for 18 years, her mother has told Jaycee's grandmother. She "feels guilty that she was kidnapped and for not having called her mom or dad or anyone—even though she was... More »

Jaycee Plastered Her Face on Garrido Biz Cards

Garrido told customers the girl on the cards was his daughter 'Alissa'

(Newser) - In what some suspect was a cry for help, Jaycee Dugard printed photos of her face on the business cards of her abductor's printing business, the Telegraph reports. Dugard, who customers knew as Alissa, "did all the graphic design for him and she put her photo on the cards,... More »

Garrido: 'I Stalked Girls at Schools'

Jaycee's accused 'deviant' kidnapper not barred from kids after attack on woman

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido was a "multiple sexual deviant" who took LSD daily, masturbated compulsively and stalked schoolgirls, according to court records after his 1976 arrest for kidnap and rape. Jaycee Dugard's accused abductor indulged in "sexual fantasies" watching "young females," he admitted in testimony obtained by the... More »

Cops Find Bone Fragment Next Door to Garrido

Unclear if it's human or animal; investigators still searching area

(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... More »

Nancy Garrido Held Jaycee Captive for 4 Months

(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... More »

Intuition Led Campus Cops to Jaycee's Captor

Phillip Garrido's 'robotic' girls alarmed officers

(Newser) - Two UC Berkeley police officers broke the Jaycee Duggard case open this week after her alleged captor visited the campus, People reports. "He was clearly unstable," UC officer Lisa Campbell said of Phillip Garrido. Campbell had a background check run on him and discovered he was a sex... More »

Kidnap Suspect: Real Story 'Heartwarming'

'It's a disgusting thing that took place with me,' Phillip Garrido says in jailhouse interview

(Newser) - “It’s a disgusting thing that took place with me,” the man arrested in the 18-year abduction of a California girl tells KRCA-TV in a jailhouse interview. “Wait until you hear the story of what took place at this house,” says Phillip Garrido, 58, of the... More »

Kidnapped Girl Had First Child at 14; Kept in Backyard Shed

Jaycee Lee Dugard, two daughters with Phillip Garrido 'kept in complete isolation'

(Newser) - Jaycee Lee Dugard, the California girl abducted in 1991 at age 11 and found alive yesterday, gave birth to her first child at age 14, BNO News reports. Abductor Phillip Garrido, 58, admitted to fathering two girls, now 15 and 11, with Dugard; she and the children were kept hidden... More »

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