Mother of Lake Tahoe Kidnapping Victim Speaks Out

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 23, 2009 4:51 pm

One day after police from several local departments ended their search at the house where her daughter was held captive for over 18 years, Terry Probyn, the mother of South Lake Tahoe kidnapping victim Jaycee Lee Dugard, has released a statement through the family’s new attorney McGregor Scott.  Probyn says in the statement that, “All of us are doing very well under the circumstances…We hope that our story focuses attention on all of the children still missing, and on their need to be found…As Jaycee knows, miracles can happen.”  In addition, Probyn says that “Jaycee, her daughters, and I are grateful for everyone’s generosity, kindness, and good wishes these past few weeks.  Thank you.”  

Since her release from captivity, Dugard has been with Probyn, her daughters, and other family members in an undisclosed location in El Dorado County, California.  Meanwhile, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, have been charged with 29 felony counts including kidnapping and rape, and are in jail awaiting trial.  The search at the Garrido home was conducted to search for clues in connection with the disappearances of two other girls abducted before Dugard–Michaela Garecht and Ilene Misheloff.