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October 14th, 2009
04:13 PM ET

First Photo: Kidnap Survivor Jaycee Dugard Emerges from the Shadows

Phillip and Nancy Garrido face 29 felony charges relating to the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido face 29 felony charges relating to the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard.

People Magazine

After being held against her will for 18 years, much of it in a backyard hell straight out of a horror film, Jaycee Dugard wants the world to know:

"I'm so happy to be back with my family," she tells PEOPLE.

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Now living in seclusion with her mom, Terry Probyn, 50, and the two daughters – Angel, 15, and Starlit, 11 – fathered by her alleged kidnapper, Phillip Garrido, Dugard, 29, has begun the slow process of recovery. She rides horses, cooks meals and is thinking of collaborating on a book.

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  1. Mari

    I can not believe there could be such evil in this world. I am so sorry children have to see a great deal of it. I hope her daughters will not have to endure any hardship. I hope they adjust well and live a happy life from here on. Good luck and many happiness and prayers sent their way.

    October 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  2. Larry

    Ditto the above.

    October 14, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  3. Ashley Mann-Mc Lean

    Wishing Jaycee, her daughters and entire family as much Love, Support, and Healing now and always!

    October 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm |