Details of Early Years of Lake Tahoe Kidnapping Victim’s Captivity Emerge

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 10, 2009 9:53 am

South Lake Tahoe resident Jaycee Lee Dugard’s time in captivity, which lasted over 18 years, is f

ull of mystery and intrigue for those outside this horrific situation.  Many are wondering how Phillip and Nancy Garrido treated her, and, more importantly, why she never escaped.  Now, information is started to emerge about what happened when she was initially kidnapped, and how she was treated in the first few years of captivity. 

When Dugard was taken from her ski resort town, she was at her bus stop near her house.  The Garrido’s car approached her and they both dragged her into the car.  According to former prosecutor Michael Cardoza, once in the car, “they pushed her down on the floorboards, threatened her, and then took her straight away to Antioch, California.” In addition, Cardoza says that Jaycee was not allowed off of the Garrridos property for the first few years of captivity.  ”They left her in the backyard for three-and-a-half years before they let her get out in public.” 

Most recently, it appears that Dugard, and the two daughters that Garrido allegedly fathered with her, were allowed to be more out in the public.  Dugard worked for Garrido’s printing business, and her daughters were friendly with the neighbors and their children.  However, no one knew the secrets behind the three girls and their living situation in the backyard compound of the Garridos.