Kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard

Kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard
Jaycee Dugard abduction case
Location Abduction: South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California, United States
Confinement: 1554 Walnut Avenue (unincorporated Contra Costa County near) Antioch, California
Date June 10, 1991 (1991-06-10) – August 26, 2009
Attack type Kidnapping, false imprisonment, rape
Victim Jaycee Lee Dugard
missing for 18 years
Assailants Phillip Garrido and Nancy Garrido

The kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard occurred on June 10, 1991 in South Lake Tahoe, California. Dugard was 11 years old at the time and was abducted from a street while she was walking from home to a school bus stop. Searches began immediately after the kidnapping, but no reliable leads were generated. She remained missing for more than 18 years.

On August 25, 2009, convicted sex offender Phillip Craig Garrido visited the campus of UC Berkeley accompanied by two young girls. Their unusual behavior there sparked an investigation that led to his bringing the two girls to a parole office on August 26, accompanied by a young woman who was then identified as Dugard.

Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, of Antioch, California, were arrested for kidnapping and other charges; they pleaded guilty on April 28, 2011 to Dugard's kidnapping and sexual assault. Law enforcement officers believe Dugard was kept in a concealed area behind Garrido's house in Antioch for 18 years. During this time Dugard bore two daughters who were aged 11 and 15 at the time of her reappearance.

On June 2, 2011, Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years imprisonment; his wife received 36 years to life.[1]


Background of kidnappers