New picture of Jaycee Lee Dugard released, she speaks to press

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 14, 2009 5:14 am


“I’m so happy to be back with my family”. Short, sweet, to the point. The tragic kidnapping case of now 29-year-old Lake Tahoe native Jaycee Lee Dugard has been one of the most talked about kidnapping cases of all time—not only due to the disturbing nature of the crime (being held in a backyard shack against her will for 18 years), but also due to law enforcement’s failure to notice, even with regular parole checks of kidnapper Phillip Garrido. 

Now, the past is behind her, and Jaycee is beginning the slow recovery process as she tries to assimilate back into normal life. She lives with her mother Terry Probyn and her 2 daughters whom she fathered with Phillip Garrido, Angel, 15, and Starlit, 11.

Terry’s stepmother, Joan Curry, said, “They live a surprisingly normal life, considering the circumstances.” We’re very happy to hear that, and we wish her a steady and healthy recovery.