New Garrido search: Prostitute serial killings

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New Garrido search: Prostitute serial killings

Posted on behalf of Maxine Doogan

Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, August 28, 2009

(08-28) 14:27 PDT ANTIOCH —

Police investigating the serial killings of 10 prostitutes in the 1990s near where Phillip Garrido lived and worked conducted a new search today of the home outside Antioch where police say he held Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for
18 years.

Pittsburg police executed a search warrant at home on Walnut Avenue where Garrido, 58, lives with his wife, Nancy Garrido, Contra Costa County sheriff’s Capt. Dan Terry said.

The couple are charged with kidnapping Dugard in 1991, when the girl was 11, in South Lake Tahoe. Dugard had two daughters by Garrido, and she and the girls were forced to live in his backyard encampment, authorities said.

“Pittsburg police, for whatever reason, decided he was a person of interest,” in the prostitute slayings, Terry said.

He said some of the women’s bodies were found in 1998 and 1999 in an industrial area near where Garrido worked at the time.

Terry said Garrido has been interviewed by authorities about the killings, but said nothing to indicate he was involved.

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9 Responses

  1. This is awful. I hope the guilty parties are found and brought to justice. To my brothers and sisters in the industry: PLEASE BE CAREFUL

  2. This is preaching to the choir here, but I have to vent.

    This Garrido person was already a registered sex offender when the prostitutes went missing. He’d been sent to prison for 50 years but was let out early. People who possess a minor amount of drugs spend more time in prison that this guy did. His parole officer suspected nothing.

    And finally, he was caught when he took his victims to the pansy-ass, ultraliberal UC Berkeley campus.

    Ladies and Gents, this is a text-book example of why prostitution should be decriminalized, and those of us who are sex worker’s rights advocates should use it to the fullest, in my opinion at least. This guy probably would have been caught much earlier if decrim had been in effect. In fact, if decrim had been a reality when he committed his first crime, he’d still be in prison, probably.

  3. This is preaching to the choir here, but I have to vent.

    This Garrido person was already a registered sex offender when the prostitutes went missing. He’d been sent to prison for 50 years but was let out early. People who possess a minor amount of drugs spend more time in prison that this guy did. His parole officer suspected nothing.

    And finally, he was caught when he took his victims to the pansy-ass, ultraliberal UC Berkeley campus.

    Ladies and Gents, this is a text-book example of why prostitution should be decriminalized, and those of us who are sex worker’s rights advocates should use it to the fullest, in my opinion at least. This guy probably would have been caught much earlier if decrim had been in effect. In fact, if decrim had been a reality when he committed his first crime, he’d still be in prison, probably.

  4. One poster wrote in the comments section: You know, the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department screwed this up royally, but no one wants to say why. It’s because of their manic focus on drug asset seizure cases – 230 cases in 2007 resulting in $1.12 million in assets for Contra Costa county to distribute among their various police agencies. That’s what all their resources are dedicated to.

    To them, a pedophile with kids locked up in the back – well, he’s religious and devout, so it’s just their lifestyle. No search warrant or walk-through needed.

    However, if the neighbors had simply said “I think he’s running a meth lab in his backyard under these tents”, rather than “I think he’s a sex predator with children locked in the back,” they would have gotten a full investigation, search warrants, background checks and all.

    Don’t give those slobs a pass – they absolutely failed in their public duty. (Three cheers for UC Berkeley officers, though!)

    There’s no doubt of that.

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/29/BA3619F9NO.DTL#ixzz0Pnu23LRg

    This is clearly an example of how the ‘war on drugs’ and the resulting profiteering off the ‘war on drugs’ has corrupted the whole law enforcement system on an institutional level. Decriminalize all drugs, prostitution and gambling for our childrens sake

  5. Prostitution should be decriminalized, however, if I catch my future husband cheating, I’ll either kill him or join him lol

    Maybe they’ll decriminalize murder? Oh wait – from the looks of this article it looks like it’s already been done.

  6. Well, Maxine, that’s the thing.

    This is an absolute systematic failure from the get go. Garrido was sentenced to 50 years, and gets out after 11 for good behavior. Well of course his behavior was good. He didn’t have any women and girls to rape and kill in prison. If Garrido had been a black man committing the same crime, there is no way he would have gotten parole.

    And then the prostitute killings. Apparently nobody in the criminal justice department in that entire area could put two and two together and investigate a convicted sexual predator who happens to live there. But then dead hookers are not that much of a priority, I guess. But then it’s not like they can just go to the police and complain that there’s a killer on the loose, because their profession is criminalized.

    And then the parole officer. A sex offender does not have the right to privacy. The residence should have been searched. But then the PO decided Garrido had “good behavior”.

    Total. Complete. Fail.

  7. Stiletto,

    Decriminalizing prostitution and your husband’s sexual fidelity are two very different things. Decrim might make it easier for him to be tempted (no potential arrest for him) but in the end, a lot more depends on him and you than it does any sex worker.

    Far as I know, none of us have ever put a gun to a married man’s head to make him cheat.

    XX

  8. Oh, I know. That’s just my edgy sense of humor. You’ll get used to it (wink).

  9. More bones found in Garrido search

    Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    …Hayward police Lt. Chris Orrey said one bone had been found in the Garridos’ yard and “several others” in the yard next door. Lab analysis will be needed to determine whether the bones are human and, if so, how old they are, she said.

    “We haven’t found anything that breaks open our case, just some items that deserve a second look,” Orrey said.

    The next-door property is the same one where investigators earlier found a fragment of what they believe was a human bone. They have cautioned that Indian bones are commonly found in the Bay Area and that more tests must be done to determine when the fragment dates from.

    The investigators are looking into whether there is any connection between the Garridos and the disappearances of 9-year-old Michaela Garecht from Hayward in November 1988 and 13-year-old Ilene Misheloff from Dublin two months later…..

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/16/BATL19OB1M.DTL#ixzz0RKBmb2O5

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