CONCORD, Calif. (KTVU) - In this week’s Flashback Friday we took a look back at a case that shocked the country – the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard.
Dugard was located in the Bay Area this week - seven years ago.
Dugard was kidnapped on June 10, 1991 near South Lake Tahoe. Her stepfather watched the terrifying moment as 11-year-old Jaycee was snatched while she was walking to a school bus stop.
Jaycee was missing for years, until Tuesday, August 25 2009. A UC Berkeley officer spotted Phillip Garrido walking with two young girls on the college campus.
The officer became suspicious and discovered Garrido was a federal parole who was in and out of prison since the 1970's and was a registered sex offender.
Ultimately the female was identified as Jaycee Duggard. Investigators said Garrido and his wife Nancy kidnapped Jaycee Duggard and brought her to their house in Antioch.
Police said Jaycee was forced to live there in a series of slightly hidden backyard sheds and tents for 18 years. A neighbor told KTVU, "I don't know, I just thought he was a weirdo. I didn't know he had children back there."
Investigators said Garrido admitted to fathering two children with Jaycee. The girls were 11 and 15 years of age. Jaycee was 29 years old when she was found.
In 2011 a judge sentenced Garrido to 431 years to life imprisonment. He is currently at a prison in Corcoran. His wife, Nancy received 36 years to life imprisonment. She is serving her time in Chowchilla.