Law Enforcement

Kidnapped Woman Begins Healing Process

Jaycee Dugard Settling Into New Life

Healing Begins At Home For Entire Dugard Family

After being held in captivity for nearly 20 years, Jaycee Dugard and her family are now beginning to get their lives back in order. Dugard made headlines in the early 1990s when she was kidnapped while waiting for a school bus. Family and friends posted missing person flyers throughout the city they lived in, and spent countless days and sleepless nights trying to find Dugard.

After years and years continued to pass by, Jaycee’s family still held out hope that she would one day return to her home.

After receiving anonymous tips from neighbors about a large tent-like living area, police investigated the home of a man who lived near the Dugards named Phillip Garrido. Garrido was a known sex offender who had a prior record and should have been monitored closely via GPS tracking technology.

GPS tracking devices are now common tools used by law enforcement to monitor the movements of registered sex offenders. The GPS systems, which attach the offender’s ankle, transmit the location of the predator in real-time.

Garrido and his wife spent years raping and torturing a young Jaycee, resulting in her giving birth to two children.

Now Garrido and his wife are behind bars where they await trial for the nearly 30 felonies they have been charged with. The evil and sadistic pair had the audacity to plead not guilty to the crimes.

Jaycee and her family have been spending every day with each other as they try and rebuild a loving life together. They will be involved with an interview with 20/20, but continue to ask the press for privacy as they continue with the healing process.

Tracking System Direct and all of its vehicle tracking partners wish Jaycee and her family well during the healing process.

Source: ABC