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Police Find No Evidence Phillip Garrido Killed Prostitutes in the 1990s

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Photo: Police search Phillip and Nancy Garrido's Antioch, Calif., home Aug. 28, 2009.

PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) Police in the Northern California city of Pittsburg say they have found no evidence to connect kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido or his wife to several unsolved murders.

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Following Jaycee Lee Dugard's reappearance last week after 18 years missing, Pittsburg police focused on Garrido in connection to the slayings of prostitutes in the 1990s.

Police spokesman Lt. Brian Addington said after four days of searching Garrido's house, backyard and a neighbor's yard, they found no clear link.

Addington said authorities will have to conduct further forensic examination on a few items they found to completely rule them out as evidence.

Authorities said Monday they found one small bone fragment in the neighbor's yard but did not know whether it was human.

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