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

Wed, April 25, 2012 6:35pm EST 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

More Jaycee news:

  1. Jaycee Dugard Suing The US Government Over Her 18 Years Of Captivity!
  2. Jaycee Dugard New Interview: ‘I Am Angry For What They Did, For What They Took Away’
  3. Jaycee Dugard Shares Details Of First Encounter With Captor Nancy Garrido: She Was Jealous Of Me & Phillip Wanted Threesomes




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Kevin Mellegard

Posted at 10:25 PM on August 24, 2012  

To the parents of Jaycee Dugard and Jaycee … I do not know you , never met you , but I love you!
Best wishes on the future and Jaycee , you should be Time person of the year. You have done more for the knowledge of this crime than anyone ever! Live long and prosper !!! (I am really not a Trek fan)
Love you , love your Family, carry on!

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mark k.

Posted at 1:49 PM on May 5, 2012  

Sorry your mom couldn’t have still been with us when Jaycee was freed. It’s nice to know that others still follow this tragic event after all this time. I will follow it till there is nothing new to write about, i know Terry Dugard (now terry probyn)she was my girlfriend thru my high school years.
It’s been many years since i last saw Terry. it was in 1985, Terry (a silk-screener/printer by trade) as a wedding present to my future wife and i, printed all wedding invitations, napkins, ect, ect, ect and delivered them to us at our home. With her was her daughter, 5 year old Jaycee whom i had met once, years before.

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Posted at 9:02 PM on April 25, 2012  

I was living in South Lake Tahoe and driving to college that morning Jaycee was abducted. I waz driving down Pioneer Trail in saw all the cop activtivy, news vans, etc. I will never 4 get it. My mother never 4got either! As the years went by my mom would bring her up out of the blue asking where is that poor young girl.. My mother died on Thanksgiving day 2008 and Jaycee waz found that next year.

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