Lake Tahoe Kidnapping Victim Lived in Shed During 19-Year Captivity

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 28, 2009 3:34 pm

The story of South Lake Tahoe’s Jaycee Dugard and her 19 years of captivity took another twist today as it was discovered that she was kept locked away in a backyard compound of sheds and tarps by the couple who abducted her.  The compound  was only 170 miles away from her hometown, which includes the Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resorts .  Phillip and Nancy Garrido have been charged with her kidnapping, and now news has come out about the area they kept Dugard, and, eventually, the two daughters she had with Phillip Garrido.  The Garridos backyard was so overgrown that no one knew that the compound existed.  But beyond the bushes, there was a blue tarp that concealed Dugard’s living space, as well as a makeshift bathroom and shower.  Dugard’s two daughters, aged 15 and 11, grew up there and were raised there and had never been to school or a doctor, but all three are said to be in good health.