Jaycee Lee Dugard: Missing Tahoe girl found alive 18 years after disappearance
August 27, 2009
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Jaycee Lee Dugard, abducted June 10, 1991 from South Lake Tahoe when she was 11, walked into a Concord-area police station Wednesday afternoon.
“1991 kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard has been located in good health in the greater Bay Area of California.
“At the time of incident it was reported that a vehicle occupied by two individuals drove up to Jaycee Dugard and abducted her in view of her stepfather,” states a news release from El Dorado Lt. Bryan Golmitz.
“Since the date of occurrence the investigation has been ongoing and today’s events could bring it to resolution.”
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Dugard’s stepfather, Carl Probyn, said Dugard’s mother, Terry Probyn, spoke with Jaycee and is en route to Northern California from her Riverside County home.
Jaycee was abducted while walking to the bus stop on Washoan Boulevard. The kidnapping drew national attention but never was solved.
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A man and woman have been arrested in connection with the case and booked into County Jail in Martinez, Jimmy Lee, spokesman for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office told the Conta Costa Times.
He deferred further comment to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, the Times reported.
More details will be posted as they become available. A press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Placerville.
Hundreds of locals helped the original search for Jaycee Dugard. If you have any details or stories you’d like to share, contact reporter Sara Thompson at (530) 542-8009.