October 14th, 2009
04:13 PM ET

First Photo: Kidnap Survivor Jaycee Dugard Emerges from the Shadows

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/09/24/jaycee.dugard/art.garrido.split.jpg caption="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 |