Jaycee Lee Dugard Found

I’m going to keep this post short and to the point. I took the evening off tonight to enjoy a movie with my girls, but they are in bed, and I noticed that I had several breaking news alerts concerning the discovery of a girl who was kidnapped in 1991 and the arrest of her captor, an American version of Josef Fritzl. There are several other sites that are already covering this in depth and so I will link to them at the bottom of the post.

The gist of the story is that 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard was abducted in 1991 right in front of her stepfather who was watching her walk to catch the school bus. Phillip Garrido, a convicted sex offender has been arrested along with his wife Nancy for keeping Dugard in a shed in his back yard for the last 18 years along with her two children whom Phillip Garrido fathered.

Yuck.

Here are links you’ll want to check out for the full story, True Crime Report has an extremely well-done and documented post and My Life of Crime has lots of links.

http://www.truecrimereport.com/2009/08/meet_phillip_craig_garrido.php

http://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/breaking-news-missing-child-since-1991-jaycee-lee-dugard-found-alive-phillip-and-nancy-garrido-arrested-and-charged/

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/27/california.missing.girl/index.html

Phillip Garrido’s blog.

4 throughts on "Jaycee Lee Dugard Found"

  1. One can only imagine what this girl has been through for 18 years!!!! What an amazing story, it is a miracle that she is alive.

  2. Glad I wasn’t the only one who made the connection to the Josef Fritzl case (save for Jaycee’s captor not being her father, unlike Elisabeth Fritzl).

  3. Well surprise ,surprise ( not ) The Garrido’s just pleaded not guilty.
    I gave up crying over crime stories a few years ago….but this one had me weeping like a child.
    I wish I knew for sure that “prison justice” actually existed.

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