Tipster saw girl that resembled Lake Tahoe kidnapping victim soon after abduction

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 6, 2009 9:57 am

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that an anonymous caller called with a tip about South Lake Tahoe girl Jaycee Lee Dugard just 10 months after she was abducted.  The caller said he saw a girl who looked like Dugard looking at a missing person’s flier of herself at a gas station less than two miles from the home where Phillip and Nancy Garrido held her for over 18 years.  In addition, the girl was seen getting into a yellow van, which could be the same one that was towed away from the Garrido home last month.  

The Sheriff’s Department did send a deputy to the gas station after the got the tip, but the caller did not have a license plate number for the van and did not know which direction it went.  The caller has never come forward, and unfortunately, there is no way to know if that really was Dugard.