August 31st, 2009
06:25 AM ET
soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. itisdiana

    I have always hated the term 'rent-a-cop' used by some police officers. Looks really bad on the officer who initially went to the home and dismissed the initial call to 911 that girls were seen in his yard. If in fact that is true.
    I am sure this is a lesson for all of us that think something is out of the ordinary. Something that doesn't set right with our intuition.
    Glad these campus women had instincts the day this man walked in with the girls, and acted on them.

    August 31, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  2. JD

    Kudos to the officers for GOING WITH THEIR GUT!!! Sometimes there's that little something you can't really put your finger on that screams "something's not right here." Unfortunately, this type of guy probably spends every waking thought on how to blend in, hide, cover his tracks, lie, etc. to deceive those with whom he comes in contact; except for shrewd lady cops! Those officers needs awards!

    August 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  3. Helen Canada

    People should get together,and saw some love.Is amazing when you hear all these crimes gets our hair stand up.
    Bravo to the two officers,mother's insticks made them to be suspicious. I wish they have more women officers,no offence to men,but,some how women have look deeper at a person.

    I have been addicted to CNN and their stories are correct.
    But I wish that they have a program with only positive subjects.

    For the last year due to the economy,people go bananas.

    I hope this guy along with his wife gets life without parrol.
    And any negative coments in regard the three girls,people should keep it to themselves.
    These girls even if they were free to go out,they were brain washed.
    My prayes and my thoughts are with the three girls and the family and hope they will have the right theraphy so they can become good people in our society.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  4. Stephanie

    to the officers – thank you. Bless you.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
  5. william garey

    Please parent or guardian spend sometime with your kids so the type of thing that happened to this young girl by the hands of these two monsters won,t happen to them.
    Tell your kids about the real world. Tell your son.s and daughter that you don,t commit suicide when some one spurns them. Take the time to make them awere.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  6. mike

    To Tammi from Grass valley ca,
    Armed with all of that information, why couldn't you find her? Did you stop looking? It is so easy to criticize. You obviously have no idea how thick the folder is of people just like this sick s.o.b. It is nice to hear that finally after 18 years it is over. Not 28. If It took 3 years there would still be the same outcry. Until this country unites and each and every neighbor is watching out for each other this won't stop. Most everyone has climbed into some kind of cacoon and doesn't want to get involved. If something doesn't look right......it probably isn't. Best thing to teach kids is that "Big people don't need help from little people and that if a big person needs help, take off and find a big person to help them" If you keep pounding this stuff about strangers to them they will surely find a cacoon to hide in. Kinda how ya never ever do the boogie man thing with a kid. It is like trying to teach a cat that a compressor is his friend.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  7. Steve

    I maps googled this pervs house and you can see from a satellite shot from space the backyard was a lot bigger then what the cop may have saw. If i can research is in a few minutes the cop could have. Way to go campus cops. Maybe they should be on the force and the local cops on the campus.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  8. Janet

    This is proof that true evil exist. There isn't enough therapy for these precious people. We can only pray the right people will be there to guide them and help them make a life in the world they know so little about. Where would you even start on that journey? My heart goes out to them and their family.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  9. Winston Roy

    Why in heavens name did it take so long to make an arrest?
    This was a lifetime of hell for the young lady!
    This seems to me to be crime fighting by accident!
    We need to do a better job when it comes to fighting crime,
    I am happy for the young lady but she has a long journey yet to travel!
    Let us do more to protect our children from this day forward.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  10. Kim

    The detectives on this case were too busy focusing on the step-father to do any sort of real investigating. There is no excuse for this kind of incompetance. Garrido is also a possible suspect in other disappearances like Amanda Campbell and a few others. He was over a 100 miles away from his house when he kidnapped Jaycee. This man could have taken kids from anywhere.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  11. chris

    I hope the sherriff's department is sued. there negligence is utterly discusting. and, the officer that showed up in 2006 and didn't do nothing but knock on the door. perhaps all he was thinking about was his next donut. we pay these government workers with our hard earned tax dollars and we never seem to get served properly. Whoever is running the show at the sherriff's department should be fired.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  12. momof2

    I am not surprised that two women are the heroes behind this discovery. Women's intuition is priceless in a situation like this. I really doubt men would have picked up on the subtleties. Estrogen rules!

    August 31, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  13. Vladimir Karasek

    I like to read a lot of these extreme cases. Are they just outliers? Even so, we are talking a loss of real lives and protecting real criminals. My own impression is that our society gives too much rights right s to criminals under the pretense of constitutional rights etc. In reality, innocent people do not have anything to hide. It would be better to err and stop and question few innocents rather then loosing innocent lives to protect few criminals. After all, we always apologize to people that were questioned and found being innocent.

    August 31, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  14. marti d.,san francisco

    First off I feel badly for the Antioch, CA police officer who didn't follow up on the first call three years ago. He is probably an exemplary police officer, but that old saying comes to mind, "do something right and no one remembers.....do something wrong and no one forgets."
    He will not forgive himself for this for a long time. Secondly, everything is in timing. This guy was suppose to be caught this time around as opposed to the last time. God bless those two police officers from Berkeley. They went with their gut feeling, worked as a team, and caught this guy. As citizens, we should ALWAYS be vigilant of our surroundings. If you see something that doesn't look right, call 911or call the local police dept. number. And do a follow up. As citizens, and tax payers we pay for our police officers to do their jobs.

    August 31, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
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