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Woman abducted 18 years ago in South Lake Tahoe has been found [Updated]

August 27, 2009 | 11:34 am
A 29-year-old woman abducted from South Lake Tahoe as a child 18 years ago has been found, and a couple has been arrested in connection with the case, authorities said today.

Jaycee Dugard walked into the office of the Concord Police Department on Wednesday, about 200 miles from where she was abducted, said Lt. Les Lovell of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.

[Updated, 11:30 a.m.: Dugard was 11-years-old when she was abducted on June 10, 1991 as she walked to a school bus stop on a quiet cul-de-sac in Meyers, in El Dorado County, authorities said at the time.

As Dugard's stepfather, Carl Probyn, watched from the family garage 200 yards away, a late-model gray car -- with a man and a second person, believed to be a woman, inside -- stopped abruptly in front of the girl. Jaycee was then swept into the sedan, authorities said.

Probyn gave chase on a bicycle, but the car sped off. "There was nothing I could do," he recalled.

Despite a massive search, local outrage and being featured on the "America's Most Wanted" television program, Dugard was not found. Investigators were unable to identify a suspect.

On Wednesday, two people, whose identities have not been released, were taken into custody in connection to the abduction, Lovell said.]

 The Contra Costa Times reported that Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, spoke with her daughter and is on her way to Northern California from her Riverside Couny home.

My-Thuan Tran