LOS ANGELES (CBS) Tina Dugard, the aunt of kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard issued a short statement to the press Thursday inside an FBI office in Los Angeles.
"The smile on my sister's face is as wide as the sea," she said, describing Jaycee's mother Terry Probyn's reaction to being reunited with her daughter after 18 years.
Tina Dugard described Jaycee's two daughters, who were allegedly fathered by her accused captor Phillip Garrido, as "clever, articulate, curious girls."
She said Jaycee did a truly amazing job with the limited resources and education at her disposal.
Police say Jaycee and her daughters were imprisoned in a series of sheds and tents in the backyard of Phillip and Nancy Garrido and were not given access to schools or medical care.
Tina Dugard thanked everyone for their prayers and best wishes and thanked law enforcement for rescuing Jaycee and her daughters.
The Garridos are facing 29 charges including kidnapping and rape over their alleged abduction and imprisonment of Jaycee, who was 11 years old when she was kidnapped from a South Lake Tahoe street in 1991.
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