Jaycee Lee Dugard

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Garrido's 1976 Victim Attends Jaycee Hearing

Katie Callaway Hall 'here because he kidnapped, raped me'

(Newser) - A woman kidnapped and raped by Phillip Garrido unexpectedly visited the Bay Area to watch a court hearing for Garrido, who stands accused of the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Lee Dugard. Garrido abducted and assaulted Katie Calloway Hall in 1976, but was released on parole in 1988. Hall says...

Jaycee: 'A Real Innocence in Her Eyes'

Friends say Dugard adjusting well to new life with mom, daughters

(Newser) - Hello! magazine offers another glimpse at kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard as an adult, riding horseback and posing with mother Terry Probyn. Sources close to the family say Dugard is bonding with her mother and 19-year-old half-sister, and that Dugard’s two “smart, playful” daughters—who were always told she...

Jaycee: I'm Happy to Be Home
 Jaycee: I'm Happy to Be Home 

Jaycee: I'm Happy to Be Home

Dugard releases first statement, photos of herself as an adult

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard’s 18-year kidnapping ordeal is over, and she spends her time now riding horses, cooking, and maybe collaborating on a book. The 29-year-old lives “a surprisingly normal life” with her mother and daughters Angel, 15, and Starlit, 11, says her mother’s stepmother. Now, Dugard speaks out...

Garrido: Cops Trampling Dugard's Civil Rights

Kidnap victim denied free speech, access to attorney, suspect writes to local TV reporter

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido says the woman he’s accused of abducting as a child and holding captive for 18 years is being denied civil rights as part of the ongoing investigation, he writes in a letter to Sacramento’s KRCA-TV. Jaycee Dugard’s “free speach [sic] rights are being violated,...

Jaycee Likely to Testify Against Garridos

Lawyer says she's doing 'remarkably well' with family reunion

(Newser) - Jaycee Lee Dugard will likely testify against the couple who held her captive for 18 years, says her family’s lawyer. “Jaycee will, in all likelihood, be a witness for the prosecution,” he told CBS’ Early Show. “She’s aware of that and understands that. That day...

Latest Garrido Search Yields Little, Could End Tuesday

(Newser) - Today’s search of the property of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, charged in the rape and kidnap of Jaycee Dugard, found no evidence to link them to the 1980s disappearances of two other northern California girls, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Investigators will continue sifting through areas dug up after...

Dogs Might Have Found Human Remains at Garridos'

Two separate canines indicate scent; cops will delve further tomorrow

(Newser) - Two dogs trained to sniff out human remains, working separately, alerted police today to the possibility on the property belonging to northern California kidnap-rape suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido, CNN reports. Authorities are also looking for evidence to connect the couple to the 1980s disappearances of girls from nearby towns,...

Jaycee Dugard: I Want My Pets Back

Menagerie includes two dogs, five cats, birds

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard wants back a group of pets she raised while in captivity in a northern California backyard, animal-control officials tell the San Francisco Chronicle. “We are very hopeful that it’s going to happen as soon as possible,” one says of the menagerie, which includes two dogs,...

Cops Find More Bones at Garrido Home

Authorities not yet certain if remains are human or animal

(Newser) - More bones have been found on the property belonging to Phillip Garrido—the man charged with abducting and imprisoning Jaycee Dugard—and on the property next door, California authorities tell KCBS-AM. “We have located what appears to be bones on both properties. We can’t tell at this point...

Garridos Suspect in 2 More Cases
Garridos Suspect in
2 More Cases

Garridos Suspect in 2 More Cases

Area cops looking to demolish home in search for evidence

(Newser) - Bay Area police are searching Philip Garrido’s home and adjacent properties for evidence of two kidnappings in the late 1980s similar to the abduction of Jaycee Dugard, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Nine-year-old Michaela Garecht was kidnapped in 1988 from nearby Hayward, while 13-year-old Ilene Misheloff was taken 2...

Bail for Garrido Set at $30M
 Bail for Garrido Set at $30M 

Bail for Garrido Set at $30M

Nancy Garrido ordered to be held without bail

(Newser) - A judge set bail at $30 million for Phillip Garrido today and ordered Nancy Garrido held without bail after deciding that the couple were likely to flee, the Sacramento Bee reports. Garrido couldn’t leave jail even if he could make bail, as he’s under a hold placed by...

Fellow Inmates Threaten Nancy Garrido With Rape, Murder

Alleged kidnapper in isolation for own safety

(Newser) - Nancy Garrido has been placed in isolation after other inmates threatened to rape and kill her, sources tell CBS News. Like her husband, Phillip, Garrido is charged with 29 felonies stemming from the kidnapping and imprisonment of Jaycee Dugard. Though she’s expected to seek bail, it’s unlikely to...

Maddy in 'Secret Lair' Like Jaycee: Detective

'She will emerge,' investigator believes

(Newser) - A detective hunting for snatched British toddler Madeleine McCann believes she could be in a secret lair like the place kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard was held for 18 years in California, reports the Independent. “Maddy is most likely being held captive, possibly in an underground cellar, and could emerge...

'Worst Sports Column Ever' Author Sorry, Sort Of

Calif. scribe used Jaycee as news peg

(Newser) - An Orange County Register sports columnist is the talk of the blogosphere and the Twitterverse—and not in the good way. Mark Whicker used his Tuesday column to reminisce about the sports events of the past 18 years under the guise of catching Jaycee Dugard up on "what you've...

Bone Found Near Jaycee's Prison 'Probably Human'

But authorities say it could be from Native American burial ground; more tests needed

(Newser) - The bone fragment found in the backyard next door to the home of kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido is “probably human,” authorities tell the Sacramento Bee—though they caution that more tests are needed, and that Native American remains are often found in that area of northern California. Garrido,...

'Tragedy Porn' Drags Down News Sources

Online outlets mull pay models, putting a price on sensational stories

(Newser) - Word is that newspapers will soon start charging for online news—but no one’s quite sure what it’s worth. Take a story like the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping: It’s “tragedy porn” that “neither informs nor enlightens. It merely titillates,” writes Simon Dumenco for Advertising Age....

Garrido Picked Jaycee While 'Shopping for Girls'

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido picked out Jaycee Dugan as his next kidnap victim on a "child shopping" trip when he spotted the "cute" 11-year-old in a store with friends, his wife has told investigators. "That's the one I want," he told his wife, Nancy, but he decided to...

Hometown Parade Hails Jaycee's Return

More than 1,000 join welcome-home parade

(Newser) - With balloons, cheers and tears of joy, more than 1,000 people took to the streets of South Lake Tahoe yesterday to welcome Jaycee Dugard home after her 18-year abduction ordeal, reports the Sacramento Bee. While Dugard remains secluded with her mother and two daughters in their Califronia home, the...

'Mellow' Jaycee Knew How to Survive: Stepdad

Higher-strung little sister might have been killed by kidnappers, he believes

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard survived 18 years of captivity because she was able to bond with her kidnappers, stepfather Carl Probyn tells the San Jose Mercury News. "She was just a real mellow girl. That kept her alive," he said. If Jaycee's younger half-sister had been the one abducted "...

Garrido Wrote Songs About Young Girls: Friend

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido, the California man accused in the abduction and rape of Jaycee Dugard, recorded songs about his fascination with young girls, an acquaintance who received two CDs with the tunes tells the Contra Costa Times. A sample lyric: “The way she walks, yeah, subtly sexy/What can I do?...

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