Wife of Suspected Kidnapper Misses Lake Tahoe Victim and Her Daughters

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 2, 2009 9:26 am

One of the many mysteries in the case of South Lake Tahoe resident Jaycee Lee Dugard’s kidnapping and captivity in a backyard compound for 18 years is the role that the Nancy Garrido, wife of Phillip Garrido, played in the crime.  Both Garridos are accused of kidnap and rape of Dugard, and Phillip Garrido fathered two daughters with Jaycee during the 18 years of her captivity.  Today, Gilbert Maines, Nancy Garrido’s court-appointed attorney, appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” and said Garrido missed the girls and was “distraught, frightened, [and] appeared to be a little lost.”  

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In another interesting twist in this story, Nancy Garrido used to work at a children’s center in a child abuse prevention program.  Karan Walker, who is a neighbor of the Garridos in Antioch, said that Nancy displayed “erratic movements from suspected drug use [along with] poor hygiene.”  Nancy met Phillip Garrido while he was in prison for his previous sexual assault