Jaycee’s Homecoming

In a press conference after Jaycee's return, her aunt says, "The smile on my sister's face is as wide as the sea. Her oldest daughter is finally home."


[AD]It has been reported that when Jaycee went to meet her family, she requested that police leave the room so she could meet them on her own. She is also reportedly undergoing psychotherapy.

Investigators combing through Phillip Garrido's home, Jaycee's alleged captor, have discovered evidence that could link the Garridos to other abductions in the area. They brought six cadaver dogs to search the property. Two dogs allegedly found an area of evidence.

Dr. Phil is joined by Clint Van Zandt, MSNBC crime analyst and former FBI profiler and hostage negotiator, and asks him, "How's Jaycee doing?"

"I think she's doing fine psychologically," he says. "The challenge " and you know this better than anyone else " is trying to get her, after almost 20 years in captivity, to understand she was a true victim."

"Has she told her daughters, since she got home, what's happened to them?" Dr. Phil asks.

"To my knowledge, that has not yet been fully conveyed, but they're watching television," Clint says. "They have to have questions."

[AD]Dr. Phil mentions that Jaycee and her daughters had many pets while in captivity, and they have been reunited with them.

Clint notes the importance, "That gives them some semblance of what their family is, when we get Phillip and his wife out of that scenario. They have to start their life all over again."

"We've now learned that she had to even earn freedom to go outside," Dr. Phil says.

"There are so many things that he did to maintain control," Clint says. "That's always the big question in a situation like this: Why didn't she run? Why didn't she break? Well, he had the ability to punish her. It was the carrot and the stick."

News reporter Andrea Menniti, joins the show live from outside of Phillip Garrido's residence to give a recent update. "Investigators wrapped up a massive investigation. What they were doing is going into Phillip Garrido's house and backyard, digging up holes and looking for human remains " anything that they could find that could link him to two Bay area high-profile kidnapping cases that happened back in the 1980s," she says. "They did find some human bones, possibly Native-American bones. They have to test those to make sure they're not connected to the cases and process some other evidence to see if he had anything to do with those two kidnappings."

Dr. Phil explains that two other girls also went missing around the time as Jaycee. "[Phillip] got out of jail in 1988; Ilene goes missing. Then in 1989, Michaela goes missing. Then in 1991, Jaycee goes missing," he says. "He admitted that he was on the prowl during this period of time."

Clint responds. "The interesting thing about predators is that if they go away " he was 26 when he went to jail " he does 10 years, and he comes back out, even though they're 10 years older, they still think like the 26-year-old predator they were when they went to jail."

"These people are repeat offenders," Dr. Phil stresses. "They'll have an average of 380 acts of molestation on as many as 50 female victims and 150 male victims."

[AD]Dr. Phil shows a picture of Phillip Garrido alongside a composite sketch of him drawn in the late 80s. "This just looks like the same guy to me," he says. "These people re-offend, so if somebody's in your area, you need to know."

Dr. Phil asks Andrea about the mood of people in Garrido's neighborhood.

"It's split," she says. "A lot of people know that he was a registered sex offender. They didn't know his background to the extent we know now. But some neighbors are just stressed out because they feel like they could have done something if they would have known what was really going on."

Dr. Phil shows some pictures of inside Garrido's home and says, "This suggest to me that this could be a hoarder."