Jaycee Lee Dugard

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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...

Aunt: Jaycee Raised Two Bright Girls

Abductee taught daughters to read, use the Internet

(Newser) - Jaycee Lee Dugard managed to raise two bright and normal kids despite their backyard captivity, her aunt tells the Orange County Register. "I'm a teacher. I know kids," says Tina Dugard, the sister of Jaycee's mom, Terry. "And I can tell you that they are a normal...

Garrido May Have Fathered, Slain Sons

Jaycee kidnapper would have seen boys as threat, experts say

(Newser) - Cops investigating Jaycee Lee Dugard's case think alleged kidnapper Phillip Garrido may have killed any male children he had with her, they tell the Sun. Though Dugard bore Garrido two daughters, "It doesn't make sense that a healthy young girl not on birth control only conceived twice in that...

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...

Garrido's Wife Worked as 'Well-Liked' Nursing Aide

Nancy Garrido worked with disabled adults during Dugard's captivity

(Newser) - Nancy Garrido worked as a "well-liked" nursing aide helping disabled adults at the same time police say she was helping her husband hold Jaycee Dugard captive, the Contra Costa Times reports. She was hired in 1994, and had references stretching back to 1981. That's the same year she married...

Jaycee's Mom 'Enjoying Every Minute' of Reunion

Missing girl's grandmother says daughter Terry Probyn is 'in the clouds'

(Newser) - After 18 years without her missing daughter, Jaycee Lee Dugard’s mother is “enjoying every minute” of the reunion, Terry Probyn’s mom tells People. “She’s like a little mother hen right now,” Dugard’s grandmother, Joan Curry, says of Probyn. “She’s got them...

Inside Jaycee's Tent: a Wii, and Squalor

Pics show hints of domesticity amid trash and dirt

(Newser) - Photos of the backyard and tents where Jaycee Lee Dugard and her children lived reveal a small slice of normalcy amid appalling squalor, CBS News reports. The yard that Dugard’s meticulously dressed girls emerged from is littered with piles of trash and rusting bikes. But inside, where there was...

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,...

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...

Cops: No Evidence Linking Garrido to Dead Hookers

Search of alleged Dugard kidnapper's home finds no connection to unsolved '90s killings

(Newser) - Police say they’ve found no evidence linking Phillip Garrido—alleged to have abducted a California girl and imprisoned her for 18 years—to a series of unsolved murders of prostitutes in the late 1990s, the Contra Costa Times reports. After Garrido, a registered sex offender, was apprehended with missing...

Cops Seek Garrido Link to 3 Missing Girls

All snatched off streets within hour of kidnapper's home

(Newser) - Investigators are hunting for clues linking kidnap-rapist Phillip Garrido to the unsolved disappearances of three young girls near his home, reports the Independent. The three, ranging in age from 4 to 13, were all snatched off the street in broad daylight—just as Jaycee Dugard was at the age of...

Garrido Turned Me Into Zombie: Victim

His attacks on a child had to be far, far worse, Katie Callaway Hall laments

(Newser) - News that Philip Garrido had struck again horrified the woman he kidnapped and raped in 1976, CNN reports. "I started screaming 'Oh my god, it's him,'" Katie Callaway Hall told Larry King. Hall says she was permanently traumatized when Garrido attacked her as she was handcuffed naked in...

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...

Jaycee's Kids Seemed Normal: Neighbor

Daughters like Hannah Montana, attended birthday parties

(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...

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...

Garrido's Suburb a Haven for Sex Offenders

'Boonieville' is sex offender haven

(Newser) - More than 100 registered sex offenders live in the 94509 zip code where police say Phillip and Nancy Garrido held kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard for 18 years, reports the Los Angeles Times. Largely surrounded by the hard-knock city of Antioch, the small and scruffy unincorporated area is a sex offender...

Police Search House Next to Garrido's

(Newser) - Investigators have added an extra day to their search of the backyard prison where Jaycee Lee Dugard spent 18 years after finding new evidence yesterday that needed further examination, reports the Contra Costa Times. The investigation has also extended to an adjacent home that neighbors say Phillip Garrido cared for...

Jaycee's Kids Just Learned of Kidnapping

They're 'upset' by Garrido's arrest

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard's two children fathered by her accused kidnapper only learned days ago that their mom had been abducted, Jaycee's stepdad told ABC News. They're "upset" about Phillip Garrido's arrest because "that's their father," said Carl Probyn. "Jaycee had to explain to them that she had...

Jaycee Was Model Worker at Garrido's Print Shop

'Allissa' greeted customers, managed orders

(Newser) - Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard worked regularly in her accused abductor's print shop, forging a reputation as a model employee who was known to customers as "Allissa," reports CNN. Polite and professional, Jaycee greeted store visitors, created graphic designs, and emailed customers using a Yahoo account created under Phillip...

Garrido Sought Help for Schizophrenia: Biz Owner

Discussed sexual struggles in 4-page manifesto

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido reached out to authorities and acquaintances about his mental health problems but received no help in return, a business owner tells the Sacramento Bee. "He realized he had a problem and tried to reach out and tell the world about it, the authorities about it, but they...

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