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Front Page: Missing Girl Found 18 Years Later

  • Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was abducted in 1991 at the age of 11, has been found. Her alleged kidnapper, who fathered two children with her, is in custody along with his wife. — BBC News
  • Seventeen-year-old Brit Mike Perham has become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. — AP
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  • Both Democrat and Republican state lawmakers have introduced bills to impeach South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. — Washington Times
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nicklover nicklover 7 years
Heard this on the local news! Happened in Antioch! So close to me! I heard that a police got an anobymous tip that people were leaving in the backyard the cop got a search warrant but didnt look in the freaking backyard! If he had looked there than the would have been freed 3 years ago! The stepfather said that Jaycee didnt try to escape bc she though of it like a marriage. Think about it. She' slived with this monster longer than her own family. She trusts him. Also the kidnapper is very religious and was into all this frealy stuff and supposedly "brainwashed" her in a certain way to make her trust him. So. And Jaycee never told the kids she had with him that he ahd kidnapped her. She didnt want them to be scared. And a neighbor said that she could here the kids and an adult woman in the backyard, but they were laughing and having fun, not being tortured or anything. Other neighbors said he was the only one they saw going in and out of the house in teh 18 years. So, it's a little scary.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
I'm glad she was found. There's some evil in this world and sometimes I can hardly pick up the paper and read it anymore. I would like to see those two children forget everything of the past as if it were a bad dream. I would like to see the kidnappers die in jail and be buried in unmarked graves.
Meike Meike 7 years
"I can't imagine why the woman didn't try to escape after 20 years!" Stockholm syndrome is another reason a victim might not try to escape their captor. And, yeah, this case makes me utterly sick... Obviously, the man has no one to blame but himself. However, the most disgusting thing to me is why the kidnapper's wife allowed him to do what he did to a child for years without reporting it. What kind of wife lets that happen?
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
This reminds of the Austrian man who did something similar (if not worse) to his daughter. There are some sick, sick people out there. Psychopaths.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Anon, he said he slept with the children in his bed, there has to be some evidence of them in the room.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I find these stories even more disturbing when it's a husband and wife duo doing the kidnapping. How do two deranged people like that find each other? Sick, sick, sick.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
Fixed it ameliorate. Thanks! She gave birth to her first child with him at 14. (!)
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
My husband works for the news and he actually went to the house to interview the man (who lived as far into the backwoods as you can get) and my husband said it made his blood run cold. He knocked on the door and could hear something inside, and here, the security camera on the porch was turning to focus on him. And then my husband spotted the guy just staring at him from a window and he continued to stare with a sick grin on his face but wouldn't come to the door. Gave my husband the creeps!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I have a hard time believing his parole officer didnt notice evidence of children in the house....
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
There are some sick people in this world. I always wonder how these poor victims ever integrate into society after the abuses they've sustained. About two years ago, a man in North Carolina was arrested for locking his wife in a windowless room in his basement. She had two children while in that basement, both boys - who were locked in a separate windowless room. The boys never learned a spoken language since the father was the only one they had ever saw and he did not speak in front of them. When the wife and children were finally freed - it was discovered that the boys had developed their own "language" of sounds to communicate with each other - they were around 8 and 5 I believe. What I don't get is how the family members who knew this was going on continued to let it happen. In the case I mentioned above, the guy's mother knew about him locking his wife up and about the children being born, and she finally turned him in like 8 years after he initially locked up the wife. She's just as guilty in my mind as her son.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
spacekatgal, a lot of people wonder that. imagine being kidnapped as a young girl, raped daily. she had children by him. I imagined he said to her: 'leave and I'll kill you/ your children/ your parents.' I know you aren't doing this, but I HATE when people blame the victim in cases like this !
simplystella simplystella 7 years
These kind of things makes me wonder how far an ill mind can go. And it keeps happening, this isn't the first time and unfortunately it probably won't be the last. I can't even imagine how scary and painful life has been for this poor girl and I wonder if she'll ever manage to get over this.. probably not. And the kids she had.. God, I don't even want to think about it.
amelioratelj amelioratelj 7 years
Hey Tres, looks like to me that Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped at age 11, not 14! Just thought you might want to correct that!
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