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Chance to save Jaycee earlier 'missed'

US police have admitted that they "missed an opportunity to bring earlier closure" to the case of abducted girl Jaycee Lee Dugard.

Sheriff Warren E Rupf said an emergency phone call on 30 November 2006 reported that people - including young children - were living in tents in the grounds to the rear of the house where Jaycee was hidden, and that Phillip Garrido was "psychotic and had a sexual addiction", but police failed to search the area.

The Sheriff apologised to the victims and described the police action as "not acceptable".

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