Tag: Kidnap

International Day of the Disappeared

It seems as if with all of the available technology, finding someone would be easy. Doing a quick people search can help you find relatives, old classmates or friends. There are cases, however, when it seems as if loved ones fall off the face of the Earth and there is no hope of finding them. Read More…

Closure: Phillip And Nancy Garrido Are Sentenced To Prison

It’s a pain too intense too imagine. Your child is stolen from you. You spend years following every lead, asking for help from anyone who will listen and doing everything possible to bring your baby home. Years pass without a sign of hope. Everything seems to indicate that the worst has happened. As a parent, Read More…

A Kidnapped Boy Reunited With His Family After Three Years Apart

Child abduction. It’s a crime that’s almost too painful to discuss. But it is tragically common in cities like Shenzhen, China. In 2008, a 3-year-old boy named Peng Wenle was kidnapped. It happened on the street in front of his family’s small business. The boy’s father, Peng Gaofeng, feared he’d never see his beloved son Read More…

A Daughter Found After 23 Years

It was a nightmare that no parent should have to endure. In 1987 the daughter of Joy White and Carol Tyson was kidnapped. Taken right out of Harlem Hospital when she was less than one month old. Newborn Carlina White had a fever. When it hit 104 degrees, her parents immediately took her to the Read More…

Jaycee Dugard: One Year Later

On August 24, 2009, a registered sex offender named Phillip Garrido entered the University of California in Berkeley with two young girls. He spoke to campus police official Lisa Campbell about hosting an event for his group, “God’s Desire.” Campbell found the trio’s behavior to be highly unusual, and told Garrido to come back the Read More…

Lessons From National Missing Children’s Day

Nearly 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States every year. Many are abducted by family members; others are taken by violent predators and sex offenders. This is an ongoing problem that affects us all. May 25, 2010 is National Missing Children’s Day. It’s a chance to reflect on the widespread problem of child Read More…

Jaycee Dugard Today – A Happy Ending

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 Read More…

Jennifer Schuett – A Rape Victim Fights Back

On August 10, 1990 Jennifer Schuett was an 8-year-old girl who fell asleep in her own room during a hot summer night. Her mother was a single parent who worked hard to raise a daughter in the small town of Dickinson, Texas. What happened next would change Jennifer’s life forever … and nearly end it. Read More…

How Jaycee Dugard Became Free

By now we’ve all heard the chilling tale about Jaycee Dugard being kidnapped at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years. During that time her alleged captor, Phillip Garrido, fathered two girls with Dugard and forced her and their children to live in a hidden section of his backyard. Two Berkeley police Read More…

The Kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard

Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped in 1991 when she was 11 years old. The abduction occurred in a Southern Lake Tahoe neighborhood near the girl’s home. This week the world watched in astonishment as she was finally found after spending 18 years in captivity. Dugard was held inside a small shed that was well hidden in Read More…