Digging for the Truth

Authorities have completed the search of Phillip & Nancy Garrido’s property, as well as that of their neighbor’s, where a bone fragment was found. Police do not at this time know the origins of the fragment, and are having it tested to see if it is human or animal in nature.

The four-day search included the Garrido home and backyard, which contained a tent-and-shed compound that housed Jaycee Dugard during the 18 years she was allegedly held captive by the couple. The neighboring property was also searched, as Phillip Garrido may have served as caretaker at one time or another.

Recent reports mention the possibility of Phillip Garrido’s alleged connection to a number of child abductions in the Antioch, CA, area where he resides, which occurred in the late 1980s prior to Jaycee Dugard’s kidnapping. Local authorities are also looking into any ties between Garrido and a string of murders involving prostitutes. No evidence has been provided to confirm these allegations. At this time, Phillip & Nancy Garrido have pleaded not guilty to the charges made against them.

Authorities search the property of the couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard in 1991.
Authorities search the property of the couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard in 1991.

Locked Away

Jaycee Dugard’s life in captivity for the past 18 years was lived out in a combination of sheds and tarps set up in the backyard of the couple alleged to have abducted her, Phillip and Nancy Garrido of Antioch, CA. The backyard compound created to hide away Jaycee and her two young children was so overgrown that no one ever noticed anything amiss. No one, not even Phillip Garrido’s parole officer, bothered to check out the backyard’s contents. Had someone intervened, rather than ignoring the massive eyesore in the Garrido’s backyard, Jaycee’s ordeal possibly would have ended much sooner, and a serial kidnapper and rapist would finally be off the streets. Instead, she was locked away, while her alleged perpetrator was free to do as he pleased. Considering his rap sheet, that is a frightening thought.

Abducted at the age of 11, Jaycee Dugard was held captive for 18 years in a complex backyard compound.
Abducted at the age of 11, Jaycee Dugard was held captive for 18 years in a complex backyard compound.