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August 30, 2009

E-Mails Show Kidnap Victim Worked at Suspect's Business

Posted: 05:24 PM ET

Editor's Note: Larry King Live will have the latest developments on this story tomorrow night at 9pmET/6pmPT.

ANTIOCH, California (CNN) - Customers of the printing company knew her as "Allissa."

They spoke to her about graphic design, business cards and fliers, and describe her as professional, polite and responsive.

"She was always good at getting us what we wanted," said Ben Daughdrill, who used to own a junk hauling business. "You got the feeling she was doing all the work."art.jaycee.cnn

But "Allissa," authorities say, was really Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago from her home in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Her identity was discovered earlier this week and her alleged kidnappers - 58-year-old Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender, and his 55-year-old wife Nancy - were arrested.

They face 29 felony charges, including rape and kidnapping, and both have pleaded not guilty.

Authorities said the Garridos held Dugard - and the two daughters she had by Phillip Garrido - in sheds in their backyard.

Garrido's business, "Printing for Less," catered to small businesses. He ran it out of his home in Antioch, east of San Francisco. His customers say he did good work and had much lower prices than competition.

CNN obtained e-mails written by "Allissa" to Daughdrill. The e-mails came from a Yahoo account set up by Phillip Garrido and in his name, but Daughdrill said they came from "Allissa" because the two were either on the phone or had just finished a conversation when they arrived. In them, Dugard uses short, compact answers and lowercase letters. The e-mails also have a typo or two.

"i will take a look at the price sheet and send you over a copy of the revised brochure tomorrow," she wrote in an e-mail written on May 7, 2007. "as to the pictures sorry ... but we don't have a digital camera ... hopefully you can find a way to get me those pictures you want so i can add them to them brochure. i can get the brochures to you pretty fast within the week of final approval of the brochures. How many are you going to order and do you want them on glossy or matte paper, thick or thin?"

In another e-mail, this one from January 21, 2008, Dugard wrote, "heres the business cards in jpeg format let me know if you need anything else thank you."

While authorities say they are still trying to sort out the conditions in which Dugard was held captive, it's clear she was an integral part of Garrido's business.

Daughdrill told CNN he met Dugard in person on two occasions. "Nothing stood out," he said when "Allissa" emerged from the house and gave him his print orders.

"Obviously there was some brainwashing going on. That's all I can think," he said. " She had access to a phone and a computer, so obviously something went on that no one knows about."

Three northern California law enforcement agencies have joined the investigation of Phillip Garrido, saying he may be responsible for other crimes.

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Janice   August 30th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

This is just so disturbing.


Tessa   August 30th, 2009 7:15 pm ET

This is truly disturbing and I can't seem to understand why this girl waited this long to do something about her life. When she was in her late teens and in her twenties, Jaycee could have fought and tried to escape from these atrocious people but instead she went along with them all these years and helped them out in their business. She knew she was abducted and this couple weren't her parents..so why did she stay with them all these years! Teenagers are very strong willed and not afraid of anything when it comes to fighting for survival in this situation.

I don't understand this girl and her thinking. Something is not ringing right with this girl! I just don't get her!


idzan ismail of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   August 31st, 2009 6:59 am ET

My theory is 1) She didnt want to be found.
2) She was charmed as in cast by a spell of the evil man and his wife.


cyndi banner   August 31st, 2009 9:08 am ET

We could never imagine the horrible life this girl and her children have led. To sit and judge her is adding to her pain. There are a thousand reasons why she did not or could not escape and only she knows that. We, as neighbors and customers, need to become more nosey! Pay attention to our surroundings and don't be afraid of hurting someone's feelings or making them mad because we are cuirous about a child or their children or their past! Step up and become concerned. You just never know! People aren't always what they seem, more times than not they are the total opposite!


cass   August 31st, 2009 10:18 am ET

I find it hard to believe no one tried to look over the fence to see what those was going on and why the tents were never noticed! I had neighbours I became suspicious of because I never saw the mother or daughter from the DAY they moved in...only the father. I brought it up several times to my parents that I was concerned for them. Then one day we found out the house was a grow-op and I had every reason to be suspicious. I should have called the cops....my intuition told me something was up. So if I could notice something like that, how could the neighbours not be curious???!!!


Marianne Incani   August 31st, 2009 10:22 am ET

Tlee you one thing a sexual pervert does when he finds his victim. They say " I will kill you mommy and your daddy.or your whole family if you ever dare talk. This girl/woman was kept nicely under control by two evil people. If they could abuse their own two children what else could they not have done to her. People are nuts to question her? Rather ask yourself and be put in her shoes, then see if you would survive one day. There are so many missing children in this world today, where have they gone. Find the perverts, give them the life sentence and I mean death sentence, because kidnapping a child to abuse or rape is the same as killing a person. That young girl that was abducted died in her soul at the beginning, she became someone else. May God give her the strenght to carry on living and find her true self and may her family that lost her find true love again for her. In todays life we should be alert to everything around us and live less selfishly, that could change the world.


CoCoKidd   August 31st, 2009 2:36 pm ET

Hello people please do ot judge her, when she was taken she was 11 a BABY, everything she new of herself was gone, to go into a home where she was abused/ abducted, just horrible. I agree with
Marriane just try and put yourself in her shoes at that age you would've probably ended up the same, if you ended up at all. Theres also a psychological side of it also, and its not uncommon for abductees to go thru whats reffered to as "Stockholm Syndrome" (google it), ecspecially when they're taken as young as she was ie. (Shawn Hornbeck). Who knows what the circumstances were behind closed doors, and she had kids involved? Who knows what tactics were used against her, I mean as if being forced to go somewhere and be someones sex slave isn't scary enough? You have to remember, she was 11 at the age of abduction, shes not been schooled, or had any type of a "normal" life at all; so why would you expect her to think or react as a "normal" person would? I mean think about it, we all need someone; and as sick as it is, if thats all she new whos to judge how she adapted for survival? @cass not everyone is so observant, I mean not that its a good thing, but I dont know anything about my neighbors and I've lived in the same neighborhood since I was 14, and I just don't observe what goes on in/ at other peoples home I'm just not anobservant person at all.


Joan   August 31st, 2009 7:17 pm ET

This was a child kidnapped she was only a little girl with all her innonce which was ripped from her how dare anyone judge her it is called survial mode she did what she thought best to survive Thwe law is the problem they need to be more involved with neighbourhoods what is happening in little towns observe more


gg   September 1st, 2009 12:35 am ET

This story is sad and disturbing...what's even more disturbing is the judgement against her for not trying to get away. As hard as it is for us to believe, we cannot understand what she had endured in that time. Perhaps these evil disgusting pigs had her brainwashed to the effect of her becoming another identity.
I think our society needs a more rigid and direct punishment for these sick people... if this happened in many other countries, P Garrido would not have been placed in isolation....it's funny how we are so worried about protecting sex offenders, what about the victim?
Also the police ARE negligent for not investigating this guy further when they had the chance. They know he was a rapist, and sex offender, that poilice chief should be ashamed to speak at a press conference- what a total disgrace!


aa   September 1st, 2009 3:05 am ET

Tessa, taken when she was 11yo, i thought this girl was really brave to survive all those years. I understand you're so upset about this girl's situation, like most of us, but next time, do not show your stupidity to the world.


Christy W.   September 1st, 2009 1:51 pm ET

How sad that ANYONE would place judgement or fault on Jaycee. She was torn away from her childhood at 11 years old and God only knows what she endured and how many years she endured it. Bless her Heart.


renata adamidov   September 1st, 2009 1:55 pm ET

There is a condition called Stolkholm syndrome which is very common among people who've been kidnapped. Its when the captor bonds with the captee. This also happened with Elizabeth smart who when faced with being in a public place (a store) never sough help. It comes from fear but also the younger a person is the more they may be brainwashed into believing that they have no choice. We have no idea what this sicko said to this poor girl year after year. Maybe he convinced her that her parents would never want her...that maybe she was damaged now and they would never accept her. I mean she was an 11 year old little girl who was scared and i think just wanted to survive. I think its so sick this story and it will take years and years of therapy to unravel this mess.


Mary Mosby Cleveland   September 1st, 2009 2:05 pm ET

Remember people 11 years old can you imagine waiting for your parents to come and save you and they never do .Every child believes
that if somthing bad is happening to them that there parents already know about it and will be there soon to make it all better I'm sure
these Nut Jobs told that poor little girl that her parents did not care
about her and they where not comming,and I'm sure that after so much time she started to beleive them and this is why she sercumbed to there madness.Even though she is a grown woman
now remember inside she is still a little girl waiting for mommy and daddy to come and make it better. Be mindfull of that and be more
compassionate when it comes to you all making statements like
why she did not do anything sooner . May God Keep Her and here Children in his sights.


Eeachy   September 1st, 2009 2:28 pm ET

Very easy to come up here and judge others pain.
she was capture and intimidated..
Ignoracy is a virtue, but please...minimize your comments on that girl/woman trauma, cause she live such fear her alone with two children to takecare of,without you big mouth, doing not much.

What about those clients who didn't recognize her?
was it because they were so busy about their own interest.
I imagine the victim will be praying that someone will recognise her and save her from such burden, instead noone did.


teresa   September 1st, 2009 4:01 pm ET

this is so sad, that this child had to live like this for 18 years, I hope that they all get the help they all need. And for Philip and the wife, I really hope they get what they really deserve and hope this never happens to another people.


CKelly   September 1st, 2009 4:56 pm ET

@Tessa

Traumatized and powerless at age 11-her parents didn't save her-the police didn't come either-how terrifying, how confusing...

Then miraculously -he, the monster didn't kill her-she survived..

The couple's played on her powerlessness-her gratitude for being alive- manipulation-they "re-programmed her beliefs about herself and her family and most importantly they reprogrammed how she thought about them-the perpetrators..

Its brainwashing and mind control-it goes on in concentration camps; cults and in other kidnapping senarios-the trauma and the vulnerability of the child is taken advantage of-then her beliefs and mind are re-shaped....She was not a "typical" teenager the way you understand a healthy, safe adolescent.-If you take any strong willed child and put them in a life or death situation for which they have no control-and any one would end up like Jaycee-or worse, dead.

She survived by behaving the way she did-she continued to behave the way she did in order to survive.


vannesa ketant   September 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

is he going to stay in jail forever larryking?


cheta ott   September 7th, 2009 12:10 am ET

,I think she formed a "family bond" with him.she actually fell in love with him,enjoyed the sex and it;s reported all three dressed nice,were clean and articulate.I think she will miss him now more than she missed her own family.


cheta ott   September 7th, 2009 12:21 am ET

I think she fell in love with him sometime after the sex startedand truly bonded with him,even to enjoying the intimacy of their relationship.My guess is she;s going to miss him and their intmasy more than she misses her family,She had ample time to tell many people who she was and whats happening,she cares for him...........period!!!


Verrally   September 7th, 2009 11:35 am ET

It is the horror of our society! Larry King, how is possible you don't ask questions to the mother of kidnaped girl? Who is father of kidnaped girl?Did their parent contibute to that pathology?
Mass Media make of this tragedy good business. Who is more criminal, mass media or Garrido?


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