Phillip Garrido

Phillip Garrido

Kidnapper and rapist
Date of Birth: 05.04.1951
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Phillip Garrido
  2. Early Life and Criminal History
  3. Abduction and Imprisonment
  4. Marriage and Release
  5. The Kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard
  6. Discovery and Arrest

Biography of Phillip Garrido

Phillip Craig Garrido, born on April 5, 1951, is an American printer and self-proclaimed evangelist. He is known as the accused in a series of abduction and sexual assault cases, particularly the case involving Jaycee Lee Dugard.

Phillip Garrido

Early Life and Criminal History

Garrido was born in Contra Costa County, California and grew up in the town of Brentwood. He completed school in 1969. According to his father, Manuel Garrido, Phillip was a good child until he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident as a teenager, which led to his drug addiction. In 1972, Garrido was arrested and convicted for sexually assaulting a fourteen-year-old girl, although the case did not go to trial as the victim refused to testify. In 1973, he married his former classmate, Christine Murphy, who later revealed that he treated her poorly and even kidnapped her when she tried to leave him.

Phillip Garrido

Abduction and Imprisonment

In 1976, Garrido abducted Katherine Callaway from South Lake Tahoe, California. He took her to a warehouse in Reno, Nevada, where he subjected her to sexual assault. When the police knocked on the door, drawn by an abandoned car and a broken lock, Callaway called for help. Garrido was arrested and convicted under federal and state laws. During a mandatory psychiatric evaluation, he was diagnosed with sexual deviations and chronic drug addiction. The psychiatrist recommended a neurological examination, suggesting that drugs played a role in Garrido's actions, but no neurological abnormalities were found. In court, Garrido admitted to masturbating in a parked car near schools while watching schoolgirls. He was sentenced to fifty years in prison on March 9, 1977, and was sent to Leavenworth Prison in Kansas.

Marriage and Release

In Leavenworth, Garrido met Nancy Bocanegra, who was visiting her incarcerated uncle. They married on October 5, 1981. In January 1988, Garrido was transferred to the Nevada State Prison, where he served seven months of his modified "five years to life" sentence. He was then placed under federal supervision in Antioch, California, living in his mother's house, who suffered from dementia. Garrido was released early and was closely monitored by authorities, wearing a GPS ankle bracelet and regularly checked by the police to prevent recidivism.

The Kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard

In September 1990, the Dugard family moved from Garden Grove to South Lake Tahoe. Eleven-year-old Jaycee was abducted on June 10, 1991, while waiting at a bus stop near her school. Her stepfather, Carl Probyn, witnessed the abduction as two people in a gray sedan quickly drove away with Jaycee. Probyn attempted to chase the kidnappers on his bicycle but was unsuccessful. The case gained national attention and was featured on the television show "America's Most Wanted." For the next eighteen years, Jaycee's whereabouts remained unknown.

Discovery and Arrest

In 2006, Garrido's neighbors contacted the police, reporting that he was keeping children in tents in his backyard and exhibiting abnormal behavior. When Jaycee was finally found, local authorities apologized for their negligence. It is worth noting that the connection between Jaycee's kidnapping and the previous abduction of Katherine Callaway in the same area was not made.

On August 24, 2009, Garrido left a four-page essay on religion and sexuality at the FBI office in San Francisco, suggesting that he had resolved his past issues. Later that day, he attempted to obtain permission to hold a Christian celebration, which raised concerns with manager Lisa Campbell. Campbell scheduled a meeting with Garrido for the following day and notified Deputy Sheriff Eli Jacobs about her suspicions. Jacobs conducted a background check on Garrido and discovered his true identity. When Jacobs arrived at Garrido's home, he found a young woman, whom Garrido claimed was his wife, Alicia, but she turned out to be the kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard. Garrido and his real wife were arrested and are currently awaiting trial in prison.