More Bones Found on Jaycee Kidnapper Garrido's Property

Authorities say the remains are being examined to determine if they are human or animal

By Cheryl Hurd
|  Friday, Sep 18, 2009  |  Updated 11:47 PM PDT
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Phillip Garrido's "Heartwarming Story"

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Investigators are going over the Garrido property with a fine-toothed comb.

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Investigators Search Home Next Door to Garrido Property

The house next door to Phillip Garrido's is cordoned off with police tape and declared a crime scene as detectives and cadaver dogs search the two properties, looking into the murders of several women in the area as they continue the investigation of the Dugard kidnapping and captivity case.

Unraveling Phillip Garrido's Sinister Past

Court documents show Phillip Garrido's 1976 rape victim "was just a fantasy he had to live out." The papers also say Garrido abused drugs, especially LSD, and was diagnosed with mixed sexual deviation and chronic drug abuse.
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More bones were found on Phillip Garrido's Antioch property, police announced on Friday.

The late afternoon announcement from police makes for another significant element that may help police find two missing bay area girls.

But the teams of investigators are looking for clues that may connect Phillip and Nancy Garrido to two 20-year-old missing person cases,. They hope all their work will pay off.

Experts used a special scanning device to detect possible human remains underground.

"We're removing concrete slabs that inhibited dogs and machinery to get a look at that area," Kurt von Savoye of the Dublin Police Department said. "(We" removed sheds that the dogs and machinery couldn't get to before."

Thursday, cadaver dogs picked up a scent on the Garrido property.

"The handlers say that alert was on some decomposing flesh," Chris Orrey of the Hayward Police Department said. "We have to be cautious. It could not be related to our cases at all."

But again it could. Bones were found on the Garrido property and the property next door. The bones are being tested to determine if they are animal or human.

"We haven't come up with the one item that makes people get excited that's how investigations go," Orrey said.

Pictures taken by the Contra Costa County building inspectors showed how Jaycee Dugard and her young daughters lived in squalor with the Garridos.
    
Police said their respective agencies are not in direct contact with Dugard, but she has been asked questions about the two missing girls.

The entire operation will likely conclude by mid-week, according  to Orrey.
     
"I think the property will look a lot better than it did before we  got here," she said.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

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