Despite Official Visits, Alleged Kidnapper of Lake Tahoe Girl Kept His Secret

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 8, 2009 11:08 am

Authorities came to the house of alleged kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido more than 24 times in the past three years, and not once did they find South Lake Tahoe resident Jaycee Lee Dugard and her two daughters who were held in a backyard compound.  The visits came from parole officers, the fire department, and the sheriff’s office, but none of the officials had any inkling that there was anything else to find.  As a result, both state and local authorities have begun internal investigations.  A district supervisor for Contra Costa County, where the Garrido house is, says that “from this lesson, we will not have this type of missed opportunity occur again.”