Bone Found Near House of Suspected Kidnapper of Lake Tahoe Girl is ‘Probably Human’

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 8, 2009 9:33 pm

A sherrif’s spokesman said on Tuesday night that the bone fragment found near the home of suspected kidnapper Phillip Garrido is “probably human.” The bone was found last week on a neighbor’s property that Garrido, who is accused of raping and kidnapping South Lake Tahoe resident Jaycee Lee Dugard, had access to.  Jimmy Lee, director of Public Affairs for the Contra Costa County’s Sheriff’s Office, said that “the [outside] expert has determined that the bone fragment found in the backyard of Garrido’s neighbor is probably human.”  The next step in this process is to see if the state DNA lab can develop a DNA profile on it.  Garrido and wife Nancy have pleaded not guilty to 29 felony counts in the case relating to Dugard, including rape and kidnapping.