Kidnapping victim is discovered alive after being missing for over 18 years (August 26, 2009) - History Key

Kidnapping victim is discovered alive after being missing for over 18 years (August 26, 2009)

Jaycee Dugard. A kidnapping victim. She was abducted on June 10, 1991 when she was walking from home to a school bus stop. At that time she was 11 years old. After more than 18 years spent in captivity she was rescued on August 26, 2009. During that time she was raped repeatedly and gave birth to two daughters.

Jaycee Dugard
Jaycee Dugard © Image Source: abcnews.go.com

Who kidnapped her?

Phillip Garrido. He was a convicted rapist married to Nancy Garrido. He was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison in June 2011. His wife was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido
Phillip and Nancy Garrido © Image Source: cnn.com

Jaycee Dugard

      She gave birth at 14 years old and at 17 years old she had the second daughter. Their father is Phillip Garrido

      She would not forbid her daughters from seeing their father

      She detailed her horrific experience in a book called “A Stolen Life: A memoir”

“I feel like I have lived a lot of lifetimes” – Dugard

Jaycee Dugard in 2011
Jaycee Dugard in 2011 © Image Source: abcnews.go.com

The state of California awarded Dugard $20 million, but definitely money can’t buy those 18 years.

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