By Kirsty Bachor

11th April 2019

It’s every parent’s nightmare: their child abducted, disappeared and presumed dead. After a certain amount of years, it’s easy to give up hope, but these people are examples of why you never should – for they fought, survived and escaped, living to tell their tale, revealing their first-hand accounts of abuse and trauma.

Jaycee Dugard (DISAPPEARED 1991 – Missing For 18 Years)

Jaycee was just 11 years old when she was abducted whilst walking to a bus stop in California; she was attacked by a stun gun and dragged into Phillip Garrido’s car. Phillip’s wife, Nancy, was also involved in the kidnapping.

Dugard was help captive for 18 years; during her imprisonment, she was locked in rooms and handcuffed, and also forced to dress up for her captor. She was also forced to bear two of Phillip’s children.

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