Bone Fragment Found in Phillip Garrido Backyard, Likely Human
A bone fragment that has been found in Phillip Garrido's neighbor's backyard, where he once lived, and next to where Jaycee Dugard was held kidnapped for 18 years, is likely human according to a police spokesperson. However, further tests need to be conducted before any conclusion can be reached.
Phillip Garrido lived on the property before when he worked as a caretaker for the previous owner. Police were looking for a link between Garrido and a series of unsolved prostitute murders from the 1990s, but stated they had found no connection.
"The expert has determined that the bone fragment found in the backyard of Garrido's neighbor is probably human," said Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department. "We will be requesting the state to see if it can develop a DNA profile on the fragment."
It is not known who the bone fragment may belong to, but it is not uncommon to find Native American remains in this area.
There have however, also been three tresspass incidents on the property since Garrido's arrest last month and it is not known if the property has been tampered with.