Jaycee Lee Dugard's survival story

  @ibtimes on August 27 2009 8:41 PM

Jaycee Lee Dugard, 29, lived captive in a backyard for almost two decades, separated from her family and gave birth at age 14 to the first child with her kidnapper, Phillip Garrido, 58.

Lee Dugard, who was abducted at age 11 at her home in South Lake Tahoe, California, was found in good health and was reunited on Thursday with her mother, the Associated Press reported today.

During her abduction, Dugard gave birth to two children now 15 and 11 years old. She reportedly lived completely isolated from the world in tents and sheds in the backyard of Garrido's house in suburban Antioch in California, police said.

Garrido is now under arrest under suspicion for various kidnapping and sex charges along with his wife Nancy Garrido, 54 who is under arrest for kidnapping and conspiracy.

The children haven't attended school and have never been checked by a doctor, El Dorado County Undersheriff Fred Kollar said during a press conference Thursday.

Dugard, who was called Alissa, was found after police interrogated Garrido when he was seen with the two children at the University of California, Berkeley. During police questioning Garrido confessed he abducted Dugard and said he fathered the two children with her.

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