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Phillip Garrido Wrote Love Songs to Young Girls

Phillip Garrido Wrote Love Songs to Young Girls
Booking photograph of Phillip Garrido after his arrest Nov. 23, 1976
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09/09/2009 10:00AM

As if revelations about accused kidnapper and rapist Phillip Garrido were not unsettling enough, a customer of Garrido's home-based printing business in Antioch, Calif., has now told reporters that the increasingly religious man recorded and handed out self-recorded albums of love songs to young girls.

"The way she walks, yeah, subtle, sexy. What can I do? I fall victim too. A little child, yeah, look what you do," one song goes.

Garrido told the customer he'd written the songs while serving time in prison in 1976 for a previous kidnapping and rape.


As this story came to light, a piece of bone from the backyard next door to the home of Garrido and his wife Nancy Garrido may have come from a human, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department in California says.

The fragment, which will now be sent to a state lab for DNA testing, may be the link authorities have been looking to link the couple who abducted Jaycee Dugard to a series of kidnappings and murders in the area.

Phillip Garrido, 58, and Nancy Garrido, 54, were arrested Aug. 26 and charged with the kidnapping and rape over 18 years of Dugard, whom they allegedly abducted in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., when she was 11 in 1991. Dugard, who had two children by Phillip Garrido, has spent the last two weeks reunited with her family.


In announcing the bone find Tuesday, Sheriff's Department spokesman Jimmy Lee noted that there are other possibilities for a human bone being discovered in the area besides murder.

"It should be noted that it is not uncommon to find Native American remains in Contra Costa County," he wrote in an e-mail.

The Garridos cared for the property next door after it became vacant in 2006.

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