ANTIOCH, Calif. – Police investigating two child abductions are starting to dig on the property where a Northern California couple held a girl captive for 18 years.
Police are trying to determine if the couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard are linked to cases in nearby cities around the same time.
So far, the search in Phillip and Nancy Garrido’s backyard has not revealed any link to the 1988 abduction of Michaela Garecht or the 1989 disappearance of Ilene Misheloff.
Hayward police Lt. Chris Orrey says search dogs combed the area early Monday. She says two dogs trained to look for human bones detected something in the same vicinity where cadaver dogs picked up a scent last week.
Orrey says if the digging turns up nothing, the search could end Tuesday.