Betty on the News: Bones Found at Garrido Property
After searching the home of accused rapists and kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido, investigators find bones of undetermined origins.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
As we reported yesterday, Antioch, CA police searched the homes of accused kidnappers and rapists Phillip and Nancy Garrido this week, looking for any evidence that might link them to the disappearance of two other girls in 1988. And, indeed, investigators revealed on Wednesday that bones were found on their property as well as the adjoining property, although they aren’t sure yet of their origins.
“We have located what appear to be bones on both properties,” Lt. Chris Orrey of the Hayward Police Department told reporters. “We can’t tell at this point if those bones are human or animal.
Michaela Garecht, 9, and Ilene Misheloff, 13, disappeared in 1988 and, while no previous evidence linked them to the Garridos, a gold-colored sedan that was removed from the Garrido home on Tuesday matches the description of the car Ilene was last seen getting into and the car used by Michaela’s abductor, prompting police to conduct this week’s search.
Phillip and Nancy Garrido are currently in jail, waiting trial for the abduction and rape of Jaycee Lee Dugard who was found living in the couple’s backyard some 18 years after she was kidnapped by them as a child. (CNN)