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Abducted girl found alive 18 years later

Posted on: August 27, 2009

Jaycee Lee Dugard

Jaycee Lee Dugard

Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was abducted 18 years ago, has been found alive and well and her captors are in custody.

The now 29-year-old woman walked into a police station in tiny Antioch, Calif., Wednesday, her stepfather Carl Probyn told ABCNews.com.

“I had personally given up hope,” he said. “I had just hoped for a recovery and to find the people responsible.” He added, “I’ve actually won the lotto.”

Not too many details have been releases, as the authorities are waiting for a press conference at 6 p.m. ET, but court records show that a search warrant was issued for 1554 Walnut Ave., Antioch, the address of Philllip and Nancy Garrido.

The Garridos are in police custody, charged with kidnapping to commit rape and bail was set at $1 million.

Jaycee was taken on June 10, 1991 as she tried to catch the bus to school, and her stepfather could hear her screams. “I saw them pull her in and I tried to get her,” Probyn said.

When asked about Jaycee’s mother, Terry Probyn, he said, “She’s in shock.”  He added that the FBI told his wife that “they have Jaycee and the people she was with.”

“She sounds like she’s okay,” he said. “She had a conversation with my wife and she remembers things. I hope she’s been well treated this entire 18 years.”

There has yet to be a DNA test to confirm the woman’s claims, but the Probyn’s said that she remembers her childhood.

Update:  Apparently Jaycee’s abductor, Phillip Garrido, is a religious freak who kept the girl imprisoned in the backyard.  He is also said to have fathered two daughters with Jaycee, aged 15 and 11-years-old.

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