Jaycee Dugard is home, safe and enjoying being back with her family after almost 20 years apart. When Jaycee was only 11 years old she was abducted near her home in South Lake Tahoe and taken to Antioch, California. She spent the next 18 years as a prisoner of a man named Phillip Garrido.
Garrido is a registered sex offender who somehow managed to keep Jaycee Dugard hidden away for nearly 2 decades. He sexually assaulted the young girl and fathered 2 children with her during this time. In August, 2009, Garrido was finally captured and Jaycee was set free.
After spending nearly half her life in captivity, Jaycee reunited with her mother. She and her daughters have stayed out of the public eye since then, but Jaycee recently did an interview with People Magazine. The issue features pictures that show Jaycee to be healthy and vibrant. Jaycee’s mother, Terry Probyn, said that the darkness and despair has lifted from their lives, and that they are all thrilled to be back together.
Jaycee is now 29 and her daughters are 11 and 15. They seem to be happy and well adjusted, although they do expect to spend time in counseling to get over this horrifying experience. People all across the country have reached out to help their family during this difficult time. If you would like to contribute, visit The Jaycee Lee Dugard Trust Fund to send your donation online.
We couldn’t be happier for Jaycee and her family. They lost a lot of precious time, but now they have a second chance. Thank you for reading the PeopleFinders People Search blog.