KIDNAPPED WOMAN HIDDEN IN CA BACKYARD FOR 18 YEARS
Yahoo News/Juliet Williams and Samantha Young
Jaycee Lee Dugard, an 11 year old girl snatched on her way to school was hidden fornearly two decades behind a series of fences, sheds and tents, even giving birth to her suspectedabductor's children in the suburban backyard compound less than 200 miles from her childhoodhome. Jaycee, now 29, was abducted in 1991 and was taken directly to the house andsheltered from the world by Phillip Garrido, who raped her and fathered two children withher. The first when Jaycee was about 14. Those girls, now 11 and 15, also were kepthidden away in the backyard compound behind the home. Garrido, 58, is being held forinvesitgation of various kidnapping and sex charges. Authorities said his 54 year old wife,Nancy Garrido, was with him during the kidnapping in South Lake Tahoe and she also has beenarrested. In addition to kidnapping allegations, court records showed both Garridos werebeing held for investigation of rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and kidnappingsomeone under 14 with intent to rape. Phillip Garrido also faces allegations of sexualpenetration. Garrido was convicted of kidnapping a 25 year old woman whom he snatched from aSouth Lake Tahoe parking lot, handcuffed, tied down and held in a mini-warehouse in Reno, accordingto a November 1976 story in the Reno Gazette-Hournal. He also has a conviction for rape byforce or fear stemming from the same incident, and was paroled from a Nevada state prison in1988. Jaycee's stepfather, Carl Probyn, 60, who witnessed her abduction and was a longtimesuspect in the case, said he was overwhelmed by the news after doing everything he could to helpfind her. He said he saw someone reach out and grab her from a car before it sped away. As soon as I saw the door fly open, the driver's door, I jumped on my mountain bike and tried toget to the top of the hill but I had no energy, he said. I rode back down and yelled at myneighbor, 911!