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Old 06-10-2019, 04:05 AM
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June 10, 1991: 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California. She will remain a captive until 2009.

Dugard is abducted from a street while walking to a school bus stop. Searches begin immediately after her disappearance, but no reliable leads are generated despite the fact that her stepfather, Carl Probyn, witnesses her kidnapping and chases the kidnappers on his mountain bike. Dugard will remain missing until August 2009, when a convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido, will visit the University of California campus in Berkeley accompanied by his two daughters. The unusual behavior of the trio will spark an investigation that will lead Garrido's parole officer to order him to take the two girls to a parole office in Concord, California. He will be accompanied by a woman identified as Jaycee Dugard, 29 years old.

Phillip, 58, and his wife Nancy, 54, will be arrested by police for kidnapping, imprisonment, and sexual assault. They will plead guilty to Dugard's kidnapping and sexual assault. Law enforcement officers will believe Dugard was kept in concealed tents, sheds, and lean-tos in an area behind the Garridos' house in Antioch for 18 years. During such time, Dugard will give birth to two daughters, who will be 11 and 15 at the time of her reappearance. Garrido will be sentenced to 431 years to life imprisonment; his wife, Nancy, will receive 36 years to life. Garrido will be a person of interest in at least one other San Francisco Bay Area missing person case.

In 2010, the State of California wil award the Dugard family $20million. In 2011, Dugard will write an autobiography titled A Stolen Life. Her second book, Freedom: My Book of Firsts, will be published in 2016. According to interviews, she will remain single, focusing on herself, her children, and her family. Her exact location will not be told to the public.