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Body Of Tia Sharp Identified By Dental Records Because Of Decomposition (UK)

PUBLISHED: 06:43 EST, 16 August 2012
UPDATED: 09:06 EST, 16 August 2012
By: DailyMail (Link Below)

  • A post  mortem this afternoon has failed to establish how Tia Sharp  died
  • Further  tests are now ongoing
  • Tia’s  grandmother’s partner Stuart Hazell appeared at the Old Bailey via video link  charged with her murder yesterday
  • The  12-year-old’s body will be released for her funeral when this week’s medical  tests are completed

The body of missing  schoolgirl Tia Sharp was so badly decomposed police identified her from her  dental records. Detectives struggled to  formally identify the 12-year-old after they discovered her in the sweltering  loft of her grandmother’s home.

The details emerged as  an inquest opened into her death at Croydon Coroner’s Court in South London this  morning.

Police have said a post  moretem, completed this afternoon, failed to establish a cause  of death, more  than six days after she was found.

More tests are now  ongoing to determine how the young girl died.

Coroner Dr Roy Palmer  adjourned any further inquiries until the criminal case concludes after a five  minute hearing. He said he would release  Tia’s body as soon as this week’s medical tests are completed, However this could be  delayed if Stuart Hazell, her grandmother’s lover, requests a second post mortem  as part of his defence.

A police spokesman said:  ‘A full post-mortem at Croydon Mortuary has concluded. ‘It did not establish a  formal cause of death and we await the results of further  tests.’

The suspect appeared at  the Old Bailey yesterday via video link from Belmarsh Prison accused of her  murder.

Dr Palmer said: ‘I  understand that the body of a young woman was found at an address in New  Addington. ‘I understand that it  can now be confirmed that the body has been positively identified and the body  is that of Tia Sharp.

Det Sgt Eric Sword, who  is part of the murder team, confirmed that following ‘tests’ Tia had been  identified. He said: ‘The  examination in relation to the cause of death remains ongoing, it remains  under investigation.’

Police suspect Tia was  smothered to death before her body was wrapped in a black bed sheet, put in a  bin bag and dumped in the loft. Her disappearance  triggered a huge search operation involving more than 100 police officers and  many more volunteers.

She was eventually found  at the small terraced council home of her grandmother, Christine Sharp, 46, in  New Addington, near Croydon.

Suspect: Stuart Hazell, the last man to see Tia Sharp alive, is accused of her murder

Suspect Pictured: The partner of Tia Sharp’s grandmother Stuart Hazell.

Scotland Yard admitted  that her body was missed during an earlier search due to ‘human error’ and  apologised to her mother Natalie, 31. A senior officer  suggested it may have been moved before a dog trained to detect blood and  decomposition eventually raised the alarm.

Hazell is the last  person said to have seen Tia alive and claimed she had gone to Croydon to buy  flip-flops without her Oyster card or mobile phone promising to be home by 6pm  on August 3.

Police trawled through  more than 800 hours of CCTV footage and investigated 60 reported sightings and  more than 300 calls cops but find no trace of her leaving estate.

Police only discovered  Tia’s body after  several visits to the terraced property, and have apologised  to her  mother, Natalie Sharp, for the delay. Mrs Sharp, who was  arrested on suspicion of murder, and her neighbour, Paul Meehan, 39, who was  arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on bail until  October.

Neighbours have warned  that neither may be able to return home because of the angry mood on the  estate. A serious case review has been launched into Tia’s death by Merton  Council, which has responsibility for Mitcham, south London, where Tia lived  with her mother.


The Kidnapping Of Jaycee Lee Dugard – Before And After

Photo Of Jaycee Taken Same Year She Was Kidnapped.

Jaycee Dugard was 11-years-old and a fifth grader who was excited about an upcoming field trip that she was supposed to attend. She woke up early in the morning and remembers dressing in her favorite ‘all pink outfit.  There was one particularly embarrassing question she wanted to ask her mother that morning, If she could start shaving her legs. She remembers vividly that her mother was in a rush to get to work and forgot to give her a kiss, something she regularly did. Jaycee didn’t think much of it and knew she would get her kiss later that day when she returned home from school.

Sadly she never made it to school.

She left her Lake Tahoe home to head for the bus stop but not before waving goodbye to her Stepfather, Carl Probyn. As she made her way up the street a vehicle suddenly sped up and swerved, cutting her off. An unidentified man quickly rolled down the window and hit Jaycee with a stun-gun, causing her to fall over in the bushes. He then quickly opened the door, grab Jaycee and sped off.

Mugshots Of Phillip & Nancy Garrido

The only thing Jaycee could do was scream which alerted her stepfather who near the garage at the time. He didn’t have his car keys so he jumped on his mountain bike and chased the car but lost sight of it and had to turn around and rush back home where he contacted authorities.

Carl has told of his anguish at  helplessly seeing his stepdaughter being kidnapped as she made her way to the bus stop that Morning. He remembers being outside that morning, just meters away from Jaycee.

Carl Probyn

Carl Probyn holding a framed photo of 11-year-old Jaycee

By the time police arrived Jaycee was on a frightening three-hour journey to the Garridos Antioch, CA home. When they arrived, she was led to his secluded backyard and tied in one of his sound proof sheds where she was continually abused sexually,  mentally, emotionally and physically for the next 18 years. Garrido threatened her and her family if she ever attempted to run away. Nancy played the “good cop” and pretended to care about the girls feelings. She would also pretend to ‘sneak in’ sandwiches to gain the little girl’s trust.

For years some suspected Probyn of being involved with Jaycee’s disappearance. A couple of years after the abduction, Jaycee’s mother, Tracy Probyn filed for divorce four years after Jaycee was abducted. According to Carl Probyn, the stress of Jaycee’s abduction was too much and he tells how she could never  forgive him for not doing more on that fateful day.

 “I feel very happy that Jaycee is living her life… But I have  to say that right now, I don’t think the odds are very good that I will ever see  her again,” He added: “Looking back, maybe I regret I did not give her more hugs. Terry’s family thought I was mean to her. I think they thought I was the  reason Jaycee did not run away from the Garridos. But I can tell you now, I  really cared for that girl.” Carl said.

Jaycee’s mother, Terry Probyn, was frantic and distraught as most mothers would be. She did everything possible to get Jaycee’s name out there, including making a song called ”Jaycee Lee”

Click here to listen to “Jaycee Lee”

Terry Probyn Pictured, Singing ‘Jaycee Lee’ in a studio

The community came together very quickly and helped Terry and her family. Pink balloons, Jaycee’s favorite color, were tied everywhere. Jaycee’s face was on every pole in Lake Tahoe, California. . Soon her face was on major news channels around the US,  and every year on the anniversary of the kidnapping the community came together to march for justice and answers. Her mother never gave up hope.

Jaycee’ would later state during an interview that during the first few days of her captivity, she seen the news casting her story as she layed helplessly tied in a sound-proof shed in the back of the Garrido home.

Over  the 18 years she remained missing, Jaycee suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her captor and two pregnancies. She was in pain as she laid in labor alone in the shed until Philip came home and gave her codeine to ease the pregnancy pains. The two daughters she had were aged 11 and 15 at the time of her reappearance. (Jaycee’s youngest daughter starlit was 11-years-old at the time Jaycee was found, the same age Jaycee was when she was kidnapped. Her eldest daughter, Angel, was 15-years-old in 2009, the same age Jaycee was when she gave birth too her.)

Angel and starlit were made to believe by Garrido that Jaycee was their older sister, they found out the truth in 2009, when Phillip and Nancy Garrido were arrested and Jaycee was reunited with her family. From the beginning Jaycee is very protective of the two young girls, and wants them to live a happy-normal life. She also didn’t want media to snap any photos of them but new curiosity of the public would make this really hard so she allowed one photo of the two girls, neither of their faces are shown, just there backside and hair, their side view is blurred.


Photo Of Jaycee’s Daughters, starlit and Angel

When Jaycee was rescued her case became headlines around the world. Paparazzi tried endlessly looking for Jaycee and her daughters, whose photos were not yet released. FBI placed the family in an undisclosed location and guarded them from the public eye.

Since then, photos have been released and Jaycee has even done an interview with Ann Curry. This was done to keep paparazzi away.

Terry, Jaycee, along with her two daughters have been in away from media trying to live there new-life as normal as possible. Jaycee has does interviews and had been on the cover of people magazine numerous times, she stated she did this to keep paparazzi’ at bay, and to fill in the publics curiosity and let them know how she and her family are doing. Jaycee and her mother Terry have been catching up, they been horseback-riding, cooking, relaxing, going on secluded vacations, etc.

Mother And Daughter: Jaycee And Terry Smiling Together.

Phillip was on parole in 1992 as a high level re-offender and Jaycee wasn’t the first person he kidnapped and raped.  In 1976 when Garrido was a young man in his 20’s, he kidnapped a woman who now goes by her married name, Katherine Hall.  She said she was 25 years old when Garrido attacked her in South Lake Tahoe (The same town from which Dugard was abducted) when she went to buy food. He tapped on her car window saying he needed a lift as his car was broken down. He overpowered her, bound, gagged and handcuffed her. (For more information on the Katherine Hall Abduction in 1976, please click link provided.)

Photo Of Katherine Hall in 2009

As for Phillip and Nancy, well, they won’t be ruining anyones family or life ever again.

Phillip Craig Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, were sentenced for kidnapping and other charges on June 2, 2011. Philip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years’ imprisonment; his wife received 36 years to life. Nancy would be lucky if she was still living by the time her parole comes up and if she is, she most likely will get denied.


Jaycee Lee Dugard Now

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Jaycee Lee Interview & Other Articles Regarding The Case


Jaycee Dugard Marks Her First Year of Freedom: Article Published in 2010


Photos & Additional Articles – The Kidnapping Of Jaycee Lee Dugard