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Police extend US kidnap inquiry

Jaycee Lee Dugard in a family photo released by Carl Probyn
No pictures have yet been released of Ms Dugard as she looks today

Police working on the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnap case have extended their inquiry to the house next door to the property where she was held for 18 years.

Phillip Garrido, who is accused of abducting Ms Dugard aged 11, reportedly took care of the next-door house before the current resident moved in.

He and his wife Nancy deny 29 charges in connection with the case.

Mr Garrido is believed to have fathered Ms Dugard's two children, the first when she was just 14.

She is believed to have been living in tents and sheds in the backyard of the Garridos' Antioch home for 18 years.

Yellow crime scene tape now also surrounds the next-door property, which neighbours say has been the home of Damon Robinson for the past three years.

Mr Robinson had earlier told the Associated Press news agency that Mr Garrido used to act as a caretaker for the property until 2006. Neighbours told AP he used to visit and help out the previous elderly resident.

'Like robots'

Jaycee Lee was bundled into a car outside her home in 1991 in South Lake Tahoe, 200 miles (320km) from Antioch.

Her identity was rediscovered last week, after Mr Garrido was ordered to a parole meeting by police officers whose suspicions had been aroused by the behaviour of two girls with him.

The two officers, Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs, met Mr Garrido on Tuesday as he sought to hold a religious meeting on the grounds of the University of California at Berkeley, where the officers work.

Nancy and Phillip Garrido in court
Kidnapping a child under 14
Kidnapping for sexual purposes
False imprisonment by violence
Six counts each of forcible rape
Seven counts each of "forcible lewd act on a child"

Officer Jacobs said something about the girls, aged 11 and 15, alarmed them.

"I think Lisa asked, 'do you guys go to school?' and they both, like robots, [said] 'we're home schooled'."

The officer said they noticed the girls were "extremely pale in comparison" to Mr Garrido, and had "penetratingly blue eyes and I just got a weird uneasy feeling".

The officers said Mr Garrido had told them of his previous rape and abduction convictions but he said he had turned his life around.

They reported their concerns to his parole officer and Mr Garrido was ordered to report to his office.

The Garridos attended with the girls and a woman called Allissa, whose identity was then revealed as Ms Dugard.

Held without bail

Police have apologised for missing an opportunity in November 2006 to find Ms Dugard.

Jaycee saved by 'uneasy feeling'

An officer visited the Garrido home when a neighbour - reportedly the then-girlfriend of Mr Robinson - alerted them to suspicious behaviour there.

But the officer only spoke to Mr Garrido and did not enter his property to carry out a search.

Police are now searching the Garrido home for clues to a number of prostitute murders in the 1990s.

Police tape stretched across the front of the home of alleged kidnapper Phillip Garrido as police search the property in Antioch, California, 28 August 2009
Police are continuing to search the Garrido property in Antioch, California

Several bodies in the unsolved murders were dumped near an industrial park where Mr Garrido worked.

Mr and Mrs Garrido are being held without bail and a further court hearing has been scheduled for 14 September.

Ms Dugard and her children are staying at a motel near San Francisco after being reunited with Ms Dugard's mother, Terri Probyn.

Layout of the back garden where Jaycee Lee Dugard is said to have lived

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