SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS/AP) Police say a convicted sex offender and his wife have been arrested in the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was 11 years old when she was abducted in 1991 and, according to police, recently walked into a Northern California police station as a healthy, full grown woman.
Police say 58-year-old Phillip Garrido and his 54-year-old wife Nancy Garrido were arrested for investigation of kidnapping and conspiracy Wednesday. Phillip Garrido is also being held for investigation of rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sexual penetration, said Jimmie Lee, a spokesman for the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department.
The Megan's Law database says Phillip Garrido already has a conviction in California for rape by force or fear. Lee said the suspects were being held in the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez.
A house in the city of Antioch was cordoned off with police tape as it was being searched by FBI agents and the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department. Neighbor Helen Boyer, 78, described the Garridos as nice and friendly and said they cared for Phillip Garrido's elderly mother. "If I needed something, they would be the first I would call on," Boyer said.
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