August 28, 2009 in Nation/World

Home of kidnapping suspect searched in killings

Associated Press
 

ANTIOCH, Calif. — Authorities are searching the home where a man allegedly held a kidnapped girl captive for 18 years, looking for evidence in the murders of several prostitutes.

Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department Capt. Daniel Terry said Friday police officers from the nearby city of Pittsburg executed a search warrant at Phillip Garrido’s Antioch home for clues in the unsolved slayings.

Several of the murdered women’s bodies were dumped near an industrial park where Garrido worked during the 1990s.

Garrido and his wife, Nancy, were charged Friday with kidnapping 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991. Authorities say they held her and two children she had with Garrido as prisoners in a backyard encampment.

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