Jaycee's stepfather tells CBS13 that the FBI says they have people responsible for her disapperance.
Contra Costa Co. confirms a man and woman are in custody in relation to the case.
South Lake Tahoe (CBS13) ―
A woman showed up in Contra Costa County yesterday, claiming to be Jaycee Lee Dugard, who has been missing for 18 years.
Phillip Garrido, a suspect in the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was abducted from South Lake Tahoe in 1991.
FBI agents swarm an Antioch home collecting evidence in the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard.
Jaycee Lee Dugard, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe in 1991, has been found alive and in good health in the Bay Area, according to the El Doraco County Sheriff's office. The now 29-year-old walked into the Concord police station yesterday saying she was the victim of the 1991 abduction. And this morning, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department confirms a man and woman are in custody in relation to the case.
Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn is flying to Northern California from her home in Southern California to meet with Jaycee. Sheriff's deputies say they are 99% sure the woman is Jaycee but are conducting DNA tests to confirm it.
An officer at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez said the two arrested are a husband and wife. They were identified as Phillip Craig Garrido and Nancy Garrido. The officer said the two were being held on one million dollars bail each. According to the officer, Phillip Garrido has five pending charges: kidnapping, rape, lewd behavior, sexual penetration and conspiracy, while Nancy Garrido has two pending charges, kidnapping and conspiracy.
Phillip Garrido is a registered sex offender listed on the state's Megan's Law website.
Investigators are collecting evidence at a home on Walnut Ave. in Antioch where Dugard may have been living. Garrido's address on the Megan's Law website is listed on Walnut Ave.
Dugard's stepfather Carl Probyn told CBS13 that the FBI called Dugard's mother late yesterday to tell them a woman had woman walked into a Bay Area police station identifying herself as Jaycee.
"This is definitely a miracle," said Carl Probyn. "You lose hope and you just want to recover something, you know?"
This morning, Dugard's stepfather also said the FBI told Jaycee's mother that they had the people responsible.
"The FBI did tell us they have Jaycee and the people that did this," said Probyn.
Jaycee's mother told Carl that she is 90% sure this woman is her daughter and that she remembers things about her past.
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department has announced they will hold a 3:00pm press conference this afternoon to discuss the high-profile kidnapping case.
Dugard was kidnapped the morning of June 10, 1991, while walking from her home to the school bus stop on Washoan Blvd. in Meyers. Her stepfather said he watched a stranger pull up and yank Jaycee Lee into a two toned gray sedan as she kicked and screamed. Probyn believed a man and woman were in the vehicle. Although there were several false sightings, Dugard was never seen again.
CBS13's Kurtis Ming investigated the cold case in 2003 when there was renewed hope Dugard may be alive. There were several similarities to the Elizabeth Smart case out of Utah. Smart and Dugard resemble one another. Both girls were abducted in the month of June, 11 years apart. One of Smart's alleged captors, Wanda Barzee resembled the female captor in the composite sketch in Dugard's case. Dugard was kidnapped near Highway 50 which leads to Salt Lake City.
Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom on June 5, 2002 at the age of 14. She was found alive nine months later about 18 miles from her home. Smart's alleged captors, Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee have yet to go before a jury in the disappearance after being found incompetent to stand trial. Mitchell reportedly thought God told him Smart should be his second wife.
In May of 2003, shortly after Smart was reunited with her family, Dugard's mother Terry Probyn, neighbors, and investigators took a look at the possibility the cases were connected. Probyn told Kurtis she was praying her daughter was still alive, and questioned whether Dugard could've been kidnapped by religious cult members. Although El Dorado County Detectives reached out to the Salt Lake City investigators in the Smart case, the Dugard case remained cold.
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