Friday, August 28, 2009

Jaycee lee dugard

Jaycee Lee Dugard was born May 3, 1980 in Anaheim, California.

On June 10, 1991, Dugard's stepfather Carl Probyn saw two people in a gray sedan, possibly a Mercury Monarch or Mercury Zephyr, pull up to a bus stop where she was waiting and abduct her. Despite an extensive investigation, police uncovered no further information about the abduction. Her stepfather was initially a suspect in her disappearance, and took several lie-detector tests. The case attracted nation-wide attention and was featured several times on the crime-stopping television show, America's Most Wanted.
Numerous people discovered it Thursday and vented angry and often violent feelings

The story of Jaycee Lee Dugard being found alive was the top story on news web sites from Europe to New Zealand and India. It was a top story on several Web sites, such as, and Cable news stations carried the story throughout the evening.


CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Ed Smart and his daughter Elizabeth, who was abducted from her bedroom in 2002 and reunited with her family nine months later, about their thoughts on Dugard. Ed Smart said urged people to report suspicious activity.

In 2002, police searched the vacation property of a defrocked priest who lived in the area, but found nothing.

Time as a captive

Law enforcement officers believe that Jaycee Lee Dugard was kept in outdoor sheds or tents in a hidden area behind Phillip Garrido's residence and was used as a sex slave for Garrido and his wife Nancy. The hidden area of the yard also included outhouses. Dugard became pregnant several times during captivity, bearing at least two daughters. According to law enforcement, Dugard was in good physical health, but neither Dugard or her daughters had been to school or had seen a doctor in the years since she was abducted.

Jaycee lived in a 10x10 foot shed, as did her children. They also had two tents, and what has been described as a "rudimentary’ camping-style shower and toilet.

On August 25, 2009, Phillip Garrido brought two girls, ages 11 and 15, to UC Berkeley to distribute religious literature. A campus officer spotted the trio, became suspicious, and ran a background check. After learning of Garrido's 1971 rape conviction, she contacted his parole officer. At a parole meeting the next day, Garrido brought the two girls in, along with a woman named "Allissa." They turned out to be Jaycee and the two children she had borne in captivity. Police believe that this may have been the first time Jaycee had been off of Garrido's property in 18 years. Garrido and his wife were arrested on the spot, and Jaycee was turned over to police. After "Allissa" spoke by telephone with Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, Dugard's stepfather said "I would say it's a 99 percent chance it's her." On August 27, 2009, the woman was confirmed to be Jaycee Lee.

Alleged abductors
Phillip Craig Garrido
Born April 5, 1951 (1951-04-05) (age 58)
Contra Costa County, California, USA
Nationality American

Mugshots of Phillip Craig Garrido (left) and Nancy Garrido, August 26, 2009

Law enforcement sources indicated that Phillip Craig Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 55, of 1554 Walnut Ave, Antioch, CA[14] had been arrested in connection with Dugard's abduction. The same sources indicated that Phillip Garrido was a registered sex offender who had spent time in prison following a conviction for rape.

KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, interviewed Garrido in his jail cell by telephone. During the interview Garrido said that, "In the end, this is going to be a powerful, heartwarming story." He also repeatedly told the reporter that he had "filed documents" with the FBI that, when they were revealed, would cause people to "fall over backwards" and that he could not reveal more because he "had to protect law enforcement" and that "what happened" was "something that humans have not understood well."

"My life has been straightened out.” “Wait till you hear the story of what took place at this house. You’re going to be absolutely impressed. It’s a disgusting thing that took place with me at the beginning, but I turned my life completely around."

Garrido also kept an internet blog associated with God’s Desire church. In the blog he said that he had the power to control sound with his mind:

“I Phillip Garrido have clearly demonstrated the ability to control sound with my mind and have developed a device for others to witness this phenomena” “I have produced a set of voices by effectively controlling the sound to pronounce words through my own mental powers.”

“I think that sometimes we need to put ourselves out and if we feel uncomfortable about something, you might look stupid, but it’s better to check than not,” he said.