Friday, August 28, 2009

Jaycee Lee Dugard and a life of isolation

This really is a tragic story and it's all over the news. What a way to start the weekend. In case you haven't heard, Jaycee Dugard is a woman who was abducted at the age of 11 and she lived in some backyard sheds for 18 years. Essentially, she was living in a primitive environment (akin to camping) and she even gave birth to two girls in this type of environment. According to CNN, Phillip Garrido is a registered sex offender, listed as having been convicted of forcible rape. How in the world did the authorities find these tarps and sheds? According to the story on CNN, "a psychiatrist envisioned a slow and overwhelming adjustment for Jaycee Lee Dugard." She and her daughters have been living in complete isolation. Can you imagine what it must be like to transition into modern society? To read about the California backyard sheds, click here. Image source: CNN (age-progression image)


  1. I don't believe in a Big Brother but I know the satelite system flies over all our homes and keeps track of all farm fields. The USDA knows how many acres of corn and soy beans by the fields are available. They know every plant. How come a fly over didn't notice a tent city in the neighborhood outside of Oakland? It looks so bizarre on the television. They knew a sex offender lived in this peculiar arrangement! Odd!!

  2. I can't imagine that nobody noticed this back yard. And further, I think the deputy that failed to investigate when he was sent out there should be immediately fired and charged with neglect of his duties.

  3. That monster and his wife deserve a life in prison totally isolated and never see another human being for as long as they live. Be forced to live in a tiny cell where food is pushed in through a small door. EVEN THAT WILL BE TOO GOOD FOR THAT BEAST.