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Where and/or how did Jaycee Dugard and Phillip Garrido meet?
The kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard took place on June 10, 1991. Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop by Phillip Garrido within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was 11 at the time of her abduction, and was missing for over 18 years.
Why did Jaycee Dugard and Phillip Garrido break up?
On August 26, 2009, Dugard appeared in the office of her kidnapper's, Phillip's, parole officer in California, and her identity was confirmed the following day.
Other Relationship Information about Jaycee Dugard and Phillip Garrido:
On June 10, 1991, Dugard's stepfather, Carl Probyn, witnessed the abduction from almost two blocks away. He saw two people in a gray sedan (possibly a Mercury Monarch or Mercury Zephyr) make a U-turn at the school bus stop where Dugard was waiting, and force her into the car despite her struggles. Probyn then gave chase on a bicycle but he was unable to overtake their vehicle. Some of Jaycee's classmates were also witnesses to the abduction. Just a week prior to her abduction, their class had been trained in how to resist such attacks as a part of a D.A.R.E. program. Probyn was a suspect in the disappearance of Dugard, and later took several lie-detector tests. The kidnapping case attracted nationwide attention and was featured many times on the television show America's Most Wanted.
After the abduction, the Garridos took Dugard to their home in a low-rent, unincorporated area within northeast Antioch. They later built a privacy fence around the property, which already had several large trees in the yard. Phillip Garrido was found to have violated his parole and was returned to federal prison from April to August 1993. Dugard bore two daughters; while the three girls never went to school or saw a doctor, they remained physically healthy.
Law enforcement officers believe that at the time they became involved in 2009, Dugard's living quarters were in the backyard behind Phillip Garrido's house on Walnut Avenue in Antioch. The private area of the yard included sheds (one of which was soundproofed and used as a recording studio in which Gurrido used to record himself singing religious-themed country songs), two tents and what has been described as a camping-style shower and toilet. The tents were a moderate size and had inexpensive chests of drawers and cots for beds. There was a plastic swimming pool and a trampoline. While the yard was messy, with older possessions that had apparently been set aside, it seemed that the girls were able to maintain proper hygiene. The area was surrounded by tall trees and a 6-foot (1.8 m) high fence. Some part of the entrance was covered by a tarpaulin. An old car similar to the one used in the abduction, tents and outbuildings around the yard tended to enhance privacy for the yard.
Law enforcement officers visited the residence at least twice in recent years but did not give the back yard more than a quick inspection. When police investigated the backyard, they found it to be crowded with typical childhood possession amongst the tents and sheds. There were plenty of books and sheds were supplied with electricity via extension cords. Jaycee Dugard sometimes lived in the house and even sometimes answered the front door. While the family kept to themselves, the girls were sometimes seen playing in the backyard and also as passenger when Garrido went driving. Garrido claims to have home-schooled the two girls.
Garrido operated a print shop. In the few years before his arrest, he began to talk more about religion, though he had been described by others as quiet, mild mannered, intelligent and mature. Ben Daughdrill, a customer of Garrido's printing business, claimed he had met and spoke by telephone with a woman calling herself "Allissa", Garrido's daughter (now presumed to be Jaycee). Daughdrill said she did excellent art work for the business. Allissa was sometimes referred to as the "creative force" behind the business. During this time, Dugard had access to the business phone and had an email account. One customer of the printing business indicated that she never hinted to to him about her childhood abduction or true identity. Her two daughters told others she was their older sister
In 2006 one of Garrido's neighbors called 9-1-1 to inform them there were tents in the backyard with children living there and that Garrido was a "psychotic" with sexual addictions. A deputy sheriff spoke with Garrido at the front of the house for about 30 minutes and left after telling him there would be a code violation if people were living outside on the property. After Dugard was found in August 2009 the local police issued an apology.
On August 24, 2009, Garrido visited the San Francisco office of the FBI and left a four-page essay containing his own ideas about religion and sexuality, suggesting that he had discovered some social or religious solution to problem behaviors like his own past crimes. The essay described how he had cured his own criminal sexual behaviors and how that information could be used to assist in curing other sexual predators by "controlling human impulses that drive humans to commit dysfunctional acts."
On August 24, 2009, Phillip Garrido went to a University of California, Berkeley police office seeking permission to hold a special Christian event on campus referred to as a part of his "God's Desire" program. He spoke with U.C. Berkeley special events manager Lisa Campbell. Campbell perceived his behavior as odd and asked him to make an appointment for the next day, which he did, leaving his name in the process. The next morning Campbell notified campus police officer Ally Jacobs about the meeting later that morning with Garrido, and her concerns. Jacobs ran a background check and learned that Garrido was on parole for rape, and decided to sit in on the meeting. Garrido arrived with two girls, ages 11 and 15, whom he introduced as his daughters. At the meeting, Jacobs noticed that the girls' behavior was erratic. Jacobs later said that while the younger girl sat and seemed relaxed, the older girl stared at Garrido "like he was a god."
Concerned about their behavior, Jacobs decided to try to engage the girls. When asked about a bump near her eye, the younger girl suggested that it was congenital and untreatable. Because of the way the young girl said this, it seemed to Jacobs to be rehearsed. It also seemed incredible to Jacobs that a doctor would find the bump untreatable. Jacobs later stated about the meeting that the girls "had this weird look in their eyes like brainwashed zombies." After the meeting, Jacobs attempted to contact Garrido's parole officer to express her concern about the welfare of the two girls.
August 26, 2009, the parole office and Jacobs talked on the phone and Jacobs later said she was shocked when the parole officer told her he believed Garrido had no children but would investigate further. He telephoned Garrido and asked him to come in for a parole meeting. Later that day, Garrido arrived at the meeting with his wife, the two girls, and Jaycee Dugard, whom they all referred to by the name "Allissa". After being separated from Garrido for a further interview, the three were discovered to be Dugard and the two children that she had borne. Garrido and his wife were then arrested by local police. An FBI agent put Dugard on the telephone with her mother, Terry Probyn, who at first thought the call was a prank. Dugard retained custody of her children and was soon reunited with her mother.
Carl Probyn, Jaycee's stepfather, confirmed that Jaycee and her daughters are in good health and that their reunion is going well and that they are proceeding slowly. He said that his stepdaughter had developed a significant emotional bond with Phillip Garrido, having viewed their relationship as a marriage for so many years. He also commented that it appears she never told her children that she was kidnapped by their father. He commented that the children appear to be healthy and intelligent. A psychiatrist later said Dugard might have developed some trace of Stockholm syndrome.
Carl Probyn, who continues to report on the reunion to the media, said that the girls thought Jaycee was their sister, and that they cried over their dad's arrest and were angry about it. It was also reported that only after Garrido's arrest did Jaycee tell her daughters that she was kidnapped by their father and that she was not their older sister but their mother. The Jaycee Dugard Trust Fund has been established, based in Atwood, California.
In 2010, Jaycee was awarded $20,000,000.00 for her captivity based on the extreme negligence of law enforcement and the Justice system.
Classic Quotes by Jaycee Dugard and Phillip Garrido about their relationship:
"In the end, this is going to be a powerful, heartwarming story. My life has been straightened out...Wait till you hear the story of what took place at this house. You're going to be absolutely impressed. It's a disgusting thing that took place with me at the beginning, but I turned my life completely around." Phillip Garrido 8/27/2009
"They (the daughters) slept in my arms every single night since birth. I never touched them." Phillip Garrido 8/27/2009