Jaycee Lee Dugard, now 29, who was 11 years old when she was abducted on June 10, 1991, walked into the Concord Police Department and revealed her identity on Wednesday, according to the New York Times.
Concord police first encountered Jaycee Lee Dugard at a nearby house Wednesday while they were conducting a separate investigation on an unrelated matter, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Based on really good police work, the Concord police smelled a rat, said Lt. Les Lovell of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, according to LA Times.
Lovell was one of the original investigators assigned to the 1991 abducted Dugard case.
It's a great feeling that she is alive, Lovell said. We followed up on hundreds, if not thousands, of leads. And out of the blue, this one came to us yesterday.
Lovell said police continued to press the woman and after hours' talk, she eventually revealed her name was Jaycee Lee Dugard.
“Officers asked her to come to the Police Department for further investigation and Dugard cooperated,” said Lovell.
He also said police are awaiting the results of a DNA test to confirm Dugard's identity.
Details about the last 18 years of Dugard's life are still unclear.