Police officer Allison Jacobs and police specialist Lisa Campbell
Jaycee's case wasn't cracked using DNA testing or satellite surveillance. Women's intuition helped facilitate her rescue.

Without the help of police officer Allison Jacobs and police specialist Lisa Campbell, employees at the University of California, Berkeley, Jaycee would likely still be among the missing.

Moments after Garrido walked into Lisa's office on August 24, 2009, Lisa says she sensed something wasn't right. Garrido began talking about an event he wanted to host on campus, and when Lisa glanced up from her computer, she noticed two young girls standing outside the office door.

"I said, 'Whose children are these?' He says, 'They're mine.' I said: "Hi, girls. How are you? Come on in,'" she says. "They were pretty girls, but they just weren't animated. They weren't interactive. It was a nonverbal communication. It was just as though they were props."

Lisa asked Garrido to come back the following day to discuss his event, but she says she really just wanted more time to determine what was going on between this man and two girls.

The next day, she told Allison about Garrido and explained her gut reaction. "I said: 'Ally, this guy is in my office. He's got these two young girls. Something's not right,'" she says. "At that point, she went to do her criminal background [check] on him."

The results were shocking. Allison says Garrido's rap sheet was longer than she could have imagined. She discovered he was on parole for rape and was a registered sex offender.
FROM: After 18 Years, Jaycee Comes Home: The Latest
Published on October 13, 2009


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