Time and again during the 18 harrowing years she allegedly spent in captivity, Jaycee Lee Dugard must have had the chance to cry for help. She assisted her alleged abductor, Phillip Garrido, with his home business, sorting out orders by phone or e-mail.
Investigators from two police agencies were searching the home of the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping suspects Tuesday in connection with two other unsolved abductions, authorities said.
Fifteen years before the girl was held captive in the shed, there was the woman in the warehouse — and at least one other woman who escaped capture.
In many respects, Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters lived an unremarkable public life — one that belied the horrifying circumstances that have since made front-page news. Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago in South Lake Tahoe, California, helped manage the small printing company her alleged captor, Phillip Garrido, ran from his home in Antioch, east of San Francisco.
Customers of the printing company knew her as "Allissa." They spoke to her about graphic design, business cards and fliers, and describe her as professional, polite and responsive. “She was always good at getting us what we wanted,” said Ben Daughdrill, who used to own a junk hauling business. “You got the feeling she was doing all the work.” But “Allissa,” authorities say, was really Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago from her home in South Lake Tahoe, California
For 18 years, a girl who was whisked away into a secret backyard compound was forced to grow up in isolation. By the time authorities discovered Jaycee Lee Dugard, she was a 29-year-old mother of two who had spent more than half of her life in sheds