Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard says the women who went missing about a decade ago and were found at a Cleveland home need a chance to heal and reconnect with the world. In a statement released Tuesday through her publicist, Dugard said the human spirit is resilient, and the case reaffirms that people should never give up hope. Dugard was abducted from a South Lake Tahoe bus stop in 1991 at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years in a backyard, where she gave birth to two children conceived by rape. She wrote a best-selling memoir in 2011, “A Stolen Life,” which recounts her years in captivity. Police in Cleveland said the three women who vanished a decade ago were found Monday. Authorities later arrested three brothers, ages 50 to 54. Authorities suspect the women were tied up and held at the house.
Dugard: Cleveland women need opportunity to heal
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