NEW YORK (CBS) How did Jayce Lee Dugard survive for 18 years in the backyard of the couple that allegedly abducted, raped, and brainwashed her?
We may never truly know. But shocking photos have now emerged that show the inside of the tent that Dugard lived in with her two children, 11 and 15, who were allegedly sired by her captor Phillip Garrido.
The images are both shockingly normal and sad. The Garrido's Antioch, Calif., backyard is a place of squalor. Trash is piled high. A rusty old tricycle lies abandoned. But police also said that the tent had electricity and a rudimentary outhouse was found in the yard. In one of the photos, a CD-Rom and computer printer box can be seen; in another, old photos, a roll of toilet paper and an ironing board.
Those who did business with the Garridos say the two children were always clean and well presented, as if from an older more conservative time.
The photos still leave nagging questions. What did this backyard compound look like when Dugard was first abducted 18 years ago at the age of 11? How did Dugard explain her life in the tents to her daughters? And what was the dynamic between the Garridos who lived in the house and Dugard and her girls who lived in the yard.
Perhaps most disturbingly, where did Phillip Garrido allegedly commit his years of predatory horrors on Dugard, who was just a small child when this backyard compound became her new home?
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