In 1991, an 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard was snatched off the street as her horrified step-father watched in disbelief.
For 18 years she was held captive in a crap-hole tent compound in the backyard of Phillip and Nancy Garrido in Antioch, CA.
This past August the whole disturbing situation came to light after UC Berkeley campus police got the heebie-jeebies from Phillip Garrido.
In the months since Jaycee Dugard’s rescue – and the subsequent discovery and rescue of her two children said to be fathered by Phillip Garrido – there has been an obvious curiosity surrounding what Jaycee looks like now, as a 29-year-old woman.
Wednesday morning the exclusive first photo of kidnap survivor Jaycee Lee Dugard as she looks today will be was released on People magazine’s website People.com. It shows a grown up Jaycee with light brown hair and a huge smile.
Erika Price Schulte, a spokeswoman for Dugard’s family, told KCRA 3 that Jaycee Dugard wanted to do this in the most respectful way possible as a way to thank everyone for their outpouring of support.
Phillip and Nancy Garrido, who are accused of abducting Dugard, remain in jail in Placerville.
Dugard will also have a statement printed in People magazine, Schulte said.
i just want to say that im happy you are with your family. thank god.best wishes to you and daughters
God bless you!!!!!! Happiness for your future, only happiness. You inspire me…
What has GOD got to do with anything?
U are an angel, and the 3 of u are blessed, so pray for others and do not hate . Only give love . bye dee dee.
This is for Donjeur, You asked what has God got to do with it. Well I’ll tell you NOTHING. It is the corrupted people in the world. God gave people all kinds of clues But, know one could it. don’t you dare blame God for what the world does. their is no justice in this land. not for Jaycee or Kelley Anthony.Judges and lawyers better enjoy the money for helping people that was guilty and knew they were guilty. that makes them a partaker of it .
and they will pay for it later. because the true JUDGE is very fair. why don’t you give the credit where the credit belongs?
Jaycee, I am so happy you and your children are back with your family. You are a very strong person to hold on and not give up hope. Thank you for not holding on to hate although I do understand it could be easy to do, for what you have been through. Just know this God is the God of love and He loves you and your daughters. Let your family and friends show you their love. Take the time you need to heal. You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you. May the Lord Bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and give you peace.
To be clear – her step-father did not witness her abduction.
Your strength is inspiring. I wish you and your daughters a lifetime of happiness.