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2011

District Attorney Release Regarding Jaycee Dugard Abduction
 
Department:
 
District Attorney

Date:
7/12/2011
Contact:
Nancy Anderson

Phone:
(530) 621-6484

(Higher resolution version of the video can be obtained through the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office)

On June 10, 1991, Phillip and Nancy Garrido abducted Jaycee Lee Dugard in South Lake Tahoe. On August 24, 2009, 18 years later, Jaycee was finally discovered. Both Phillip and Nancy Garrido were charged with, and ultimately convicted of, kidnapping and rape – sending them both to prison for life. The primary responsibility of the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office in this case has been to seek justice for Jaycee, Terry Probyn and their family with the criminal prosecution of Phillip and Nancy Garrido. The District Attorney’s Office has received numerous requests for information from the media pursuant to the public records act. In order to highlight the gravity and severity of the mistakes made, and in hopes of improving the supervision and detection of sexual predators, the District Attorney, at the request of the victim’s family, has determined that certain details of this horrific case need to be revealed.

The District Attorney’s Office is releasing: a video of a CDCR parole officer’s search of the Garrido residence (circa 2000-2007), two video clips showing some of the Garridos’ activities videotaping children in public (circa 1989-1993), a map of South Lake Tahoe showing Garrido victims known to law enforcement prior to the abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard, and various additional documents (4 pages of federal parole documents, 1972 booking photo, 7 pages related to Phillip Garrido 1977 conviction, 2 photographs showing the condition of the tapes, and note signed by Jaycee Lee Dugard). It is hoped that these details begin to shed some light on several lingering unanswered questions, such as: How did Phillip Garrido get paroled from a 50 year Federal sentence and a five-to-life Nevada sentence after only 11 years? How did Phillip Garrido, a repeated kidnapper and rapist, with a history of kidnapping and raping in Lake Tahoe, who was on Federal parole, and was registered sex offender, avoid becoming a suspect in the disappearance of Jaycee in 1991? How did Phillip
Garrido keep Jaycee hidden for 18 years while on Federal and State Parole?

All of this will be discussed at the August 3, 2011 public meeting at the State Capitol with Senator Ted Gaines, District Attorney Vern Pierson, various law enforcement leaders and victims’ rights organizations as they seek to explore deficiencies in state law and identify potential legislative solutions to prevent these kinds of tragedies from ever occurring again.

Attachments 1, 2 and 3 are videos and will require Quicktime in order to view.

Attachment 1 (31.2 MB)
Attachment 2 (113 MB)
Attachment 3 (84.5 MB)
Attachment 4
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Attachment 10
Attachment 11