[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/08/28/california.kidnap.shed/art.dugard.shed.ktvu.jpg caption="Jaycee Dugard was locked in a shed tucked under a blue tarp in her alleged captor's backyard. "]
[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/08/28/california.kidnap.shed/art.jaycee.cnn.jpg caption="Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped at 11 and kept hidden for 18 years in a backyard compound, authorities say. "]
From the time she was an 11-year-old, blue-eyed, freckle-faced blonde until she was a 29-year-old woman with two children, Jaycee Dugard was kept locked away in a backyard compound of sheds and tarps by a couple who police say abducted her.
She was more than 160 miles from home, and her family had no idea where she was.
Nobody else knew she was there except the couple who snatched her off the street in front of her house in South Lake Tahoe, California, in 1991, and took her straight to the soundproof shed, police said.
Dugard's pocket of Phillip and Nancy Garrido's backyard in Antioch, California, was so overgrown no one even knew it existed.
The details about Dugard's time in captivity emerged Thursday after one of Northern California's most enduring mysteries was solved and the Garridos were arrested and accused of her kidnapping.
Anyone who came across the couple's backyard, littered with garbage cans and a dishwasher, would assume that it ended at a 6-foot fence.
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