In 1991, eleven-year-old
Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped on her morning walk to the school bus. The
search for Jaycee made national headlines, and the case was repeatedly featured
on America’s Most Wanted. But
despite her family’s tireless efforts, Jaycee’s disappearance remained a
Then, in August 2009, a
registered sex offender named Phillip Garrido appeared on the UC Berkeley
campus alongside two young women whose unusual behavior sparked concern among
campus officials and law enforcement. That visit would pave the way for a
shocking discovery: that Garrido was Jaycee Lee Dugard’s kidnapper. For
eighteen years Jaycee had lived on the Garrido property in Antioch, California.
Kept in complete isolation, she was repeatedly raped by Garrido, who fathered
her two daughters.
When news broke of Jaycee’s
discovery, there was a huge outpouring of relief across the nation. But
questions remain: How did the Garridos slip past authorities? And how did
Jaycee endure her captivity? This is the story of a girl-next-door who was lost
and found. Download and start listening now!