Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Reunited, Jaycee and Her Mother Begin to Bond

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Reunited, Jaycee and Her Mother Begin to Bond

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Byline: Felix Allen

THE first pictures of Jaycee Lee Dugard reunited with her mother have been published, 18 years after she was kidnapped in the US as an 11-year-old. Snapshots published by Hello! magazine show a smiling Ms Dugard, now 29, on horseback accompanied by Terry Probyn, who last saw her daughter in 1991, shortly before she was snatched.

An accompanying article reveals that the pair are working on recapturing the bond between them through talking, reading and cooking together. Ms Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop near her Californian home. In the 18 years during which she was hidden from the world, she was kept in a back garden compound owned by Phillip Garrido, 58.

In that time she gave birth to two children. She has since been living in an undisclosed location with her mother and half-sister Shayna, 19.

Garrido and his wife Nancy, 55, have pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges including kidnap, rape and false imprisonment. …

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