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Abduction of Anthonette Cayedito

School photo of Anthonette Christine Cayedito who was shot in the Fall of 1985, approximately a half a year prior to her disappearance

Anthonette Cayedito, age 9, was kidnapped from her home in the early morning hours (approx 3.a.m) on April 6, 1986 from Gallup, New Mexico. Her disappearance was profiled on Unsolved Mysteries a few years later. About one year after her abduction a call came in to the Gallup police department. The girl on the phone claimed to be Anthonette, saying that she was in Albuquerque, but before she could say anything else, an unidentified male voice said, “Who said you could use the phone?”, at that point the girl screamed and the call ended. Anthonette’s mother was certain that the voice was her daughter’s, but she still could not be located. Four years later, a Carson City waitress told police that she served a couple and a young girl, and that while she was there the young girl intentionally pushed her fork off the table, and every time the waitress put the fork back on the table, the young girl squeezed her hand. After the three left, the waitress was cleaning the table when she found a napkin that said “Please help me! Call the police,” One month later, detectives interviewed Anthonette’s younger sister, Wendy, and she told them that a man knocked at the door in the middle of the night. She said that when Anthonette went to the door, she asked who the person was, and the man said that it was their Uncle Joe. When Anthonette opened the door, two men grabbed her and took her away. Police interviewed the real Uncle Joe and they ruled him out as a suspect. They believe that Anthonette was abducted by someone who was not a family member, but may have known the family. Penny later went to a medicine woman who told her that Anthonette was alive and that she was being held against her will, and that she may have had a child. Despite this, Anthonette has never been found.

Authorities are not sure if the restaurant sighting was in-fact Anthonette but if it was, that incident was the last reported sighting of the kidnapped child who would be a 36-year-old adult today.

Anthonette’s case was wide-spread, not only because of the crime, but because of the mysterious of the phone call that took place and the waitress sighting. Many people assume she couldn’t possibly still be alive because no further contact or sightings have been reported in the past three decades, but that isn’t always the case. Victim’s of kidnapping who are held against their will for long periods of time can develop what is called Stockholm Syndrome,which is very similar to Battered Person Syndrome.

Robert Epstein, PhD, Director Emeritus a child psychologist at the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies has said that the most crucial psych development period is in childhood, which would make victim’s of child abduction and abuse extra venerable to Stockholm. Take the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard for example.

Jaycee Dugard was 11-years-old when she was kidnapped in 1991 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido as she walked to the bus-stop which was only one street away from her Lake Tahoe, California home. Within a minute of her abduction, she was already tasered, forced against her will into a vehicle with two ”strangers”, that in itself is a traumatizing experience but the next 18 years would change Jaycee’s psych forever.

The first several years, Jaycee was tied up, locked in a sound proof shed in the back of the Garrido’s Antioch, CA home. She was sexually assaulted almost immediately, abused emotionally, mentally, and physically, she was threatened by Garrido, telling her the police won’t believe her if she ever tried running away, and he even threatened her with the one thing she loved and missed the most, her family. This instantly put Jaycee into ”survival mode.”

Several years and two (rape) pregnancies later, Jaycee’s mind-set had completely changed, she has learned to cope and is now under Garrido’s ”spell” and the physical ropes have come off, however, the invisible ropes would stay on for years. 

Now, It isn’t all threats and abuse. The ‘good-cop, bad-cop’ strategy is also utilized so that the detainee will confide in them and in Jaycee’s case, it was Nancy who played the ‘good cop,’ pretending to ‘sneak’ out a peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, buying her a kitten and pretending to care about the little girl who she helped kidnapped.

In 2009, a police officer took notice of ”Alyssa” and her two ”sisters”, who were both eleven and fifteen at the time. Realizing something wasn’t quite right the officers dug deeper and ended up having the Garrido’s along with “Alissa” come down to the Police Department. At first, Phillip Garrido was doing all the talking so police separated all of them, but even when Jaycee was alone with a police officer she wouldn’t admit who she really was and kept telling the officers that the Garrido’s were “good people”. Cops used different strategies and eventually “Alissa” opened up and told officers her real name, Jaycee Lee Dugard. She also told them her two little sisters were in fact her daughters, Angel and Starlit.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido were immediately arrested and Jaycee was initially upset but that has since passed and right now, as of 2012, Jaycee and her daughters are on a long road to recovery and have been spending the past few years with her family, especially Tracy Probyn, her mother.

Age progressed photo of what Anthonette Cayedito may look like at 30 years of age. She would be turning 36-years-old in 2012.

Date of birth: Christmas 12/25/1976 Date of abduction: 04/06/1986 Location: Gallup, New Mexico (US) Race: Biracial (American Indian and Caucasian) Hair/Eye: Brown, Brown Identifying factors: Mole on her right cheek, a scar on her knee and another scar on her lip.

NCMEC Case Number: NCMC600709

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact: Gallup Police Department at 505-863-9365

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (1-800-THE-LOST)

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.

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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.

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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.)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/02/phillip-garrido-katie-hall-jaycee

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.

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Jaycee Lee Dugard Now

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Jaycee Dugard Story: Lawsuit Filed Against US Government for Allowing Kidnap

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Jaycee Lee Interview & Other Articles Regarding The Case

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

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Photos & Additional Articles – The Kidnapping Of Jaycee Lee Dugard