Jaycee Dugard: Cleveland women need opportunity to heal
Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard says the women who went missing about a decade ago and were found at a Cleveland home need a chance to heal and reconnect with the world.
In a statement released Tuesday through her publicist, Dugard said the human spirit is resilient, and the case reaffirms that people should never give up hope.
Dugard was abducted from a South Lake Tahoe, Calif., bus stop in 1991 at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years in a backyard, where she gave birth to two children conceived by rape.
She wrote a best-selling memoir in 2011, "A Stolen Life," which recounts her years in captivity.
Police in Cleveland said the three women who vanished a decade ago were found Monday. Authorities later arrested three brothers, ages 50 to 54. Authorities suspect the women were tied up and held at the house.
All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.