Jaycee Dugard: The Chilling Story Of A Girl Who Was Kidnapped And Held Captive For 18 Years

Jaycee Lee Dugard was just an 11-year-old girl when her life was turned upside down. She was kidnapped while walking to her local bus stop in 1991. She would be held captive for nearly two decades before she was found and let free in 2009.

This story captivated millions from all around the world. It was revealed that her abductors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, had kept her in a tent in the backyard. The events that happened in that tent are haunting, but we dive into them all in this article.

A Bright, Young Girl


Born in 1980 in Arcadia, California, Jaycee was a bright young girl full of life. She enjoyed a regular childhood with her mom Terry Dugard. Her father didn’t even know she existed as he was gone by the time Terry even knew she was pregnant.

Terry had another child in 1990 with a different man, named Carl. Her name was Shayna. Sadly, Jaycee wouldn’t get to watch her little sister grow up.