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Bones found at home of alleged Jaycee Dugard kidnapper probably belonged to American Indians

October 10, 2009 |  8:32 am

After weeks of digging in the backyard of kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido, authorities said they believe bone fragments found there probably belonged to American Indians.

The bones were discovered when authorities were trying to determine whether Garrido buried possible kidnap victims there. But the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department announced that the bones were extremely old.

Garrido was arrested in August in connection with the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard in 1991. She lived in Garrido's Antioch home until being freed this year.

After his arrest, police dug up the backyard believing he might be responsible for other unsolved kidnappings in the Bay Area.

-- Shelby Grad