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Jaycee Dugard's Mom Speaks Out On Her Daughter's Kidnap and Reunion after '18 Hellish Years'

Wed, April 25, 2012 6:35pm EDT by 3 Comments
Terry Probyn

Terry Probyn, the mother of infamous kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard, said she experienced ‘overwhelming sadness and incredible anger’ over the forced separation from her daughter.

At a victim’s rights event in Sonoma County, Calif., Terry, 53, recalled to a crowd of 300 the horrific details of the 1991 kidnapping of her daughter Jaycee Dugard, who was 11 years old at the time. Terry recounted the hours after her daughter went missing. “My world shattered,” she said to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Jaycee, now 32, was kidnapped by Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

The mother recalled how the authorities told her the chances of finding her daughter were “slim to none.” But even after “18 hellish years,” Terry never gave up and the family was reunited in August 2009.

“I kept Jaycee in my heart,” Terry said. “I could not and I would not let go of her.”

Phillip Garrido is serving a 431-year prison sentence for kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment. Nancy was sentenced to 36 years in jail.

— Lorraine Chow

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