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Bone fragments at Phillip Garrido's home likely animal, not human

October 1, 2009 | 12:26 pm

When Phillip Garrido was arrested last month in the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard in 1991, there was speculation from law enforcement that he might be responsible for other abductions and even killings.

Authorities dug up Garrido's backyard in Antioch, Calif., and found some bones fragments, heightening those concerns.

But today, authorities said the bone fragments were likely from animals, not humans.

More from the Associated Press:

Hayward police searched the Garrido property last month for any links to the kidnapping of Michaela Garecht in 1988. Dublin authorities also combed for evidence as part of their probe into the 1989 disappearance of Ilene Misheloff.

Garrido has been charged for allegedly kidnapping Jaycee Dugard in 1991 and holding her captive in his Antioch backyard for 18 years. He and his wife, Nancy, have pleaded not guilty.

-- Shelby Grad

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