A Stolen Life by Jaycee DugardOn 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnappers parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garridos home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido.
Dugards memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.
Kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard
Dugard was eleven years old when she was abducted from a street while walking to a school bus stop. Searches began immediately after Dugard's disappearance, but no reliable leads were generated despite the fact that her stepfather, Carl Probyn, witnessed her kidnapping and chased the kidnappers on his mountain bike. Dugard remained missing until , when a convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido, visited the campus of the University of California, Berkeley , accompanied by two girls, now known to be his daughters, on August 24 and 25 that year. The unusual behavior of the trio sparked an investigation that led Garrido's parole officer to order him to take the two girls to a parole office in Concord, California , on August He was accompanied by a woman who finally identified as Dugard herself.
On Oct. She was held captive for nearly three months in a remote cabin about 70 miles north of her home with her abductor, year-old Jake Thomas Patterson. On Jan. Soon after, Jayme was rescued and Patterson was arrested. They were kidnapped by Ariel Castro, who kept them captive in his Cleveland house for ten years.
Jaycee Lee Dugard when she was a young girl. Now 36, she has spoken out about being a single mum to daughters fathered by her kidnapper. Source:News Limited. Held captive for 18 years, Ms Dugard became the subject of a worldwide media frenzy in when she was found alive, after she had been abducted by a convicted sex offender. After her escape, Garrido was sentenced to years to life for his crimes, while his wife Nancy was sentenced to 36 years to life.
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