Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: Snatched by a stranger

High-profile cases of child abductions that captivated the nation and instilled fear in the hearts of parents everywhere.

Jaycee Dugard, the Backyard Prisoner

Jaycee Dugard, 11, was taken by Phillip Garrido on June 10, 1991. She was found quite by accident more than 19 years later by Garrido’s parole officer on August 26, 2009, alive, with two daughters sired by Garrido, who had kept her in the backyard as his sex slave.

How does age progression technology stand up to real life?

In each of these three remarkable cases, a missing child was found alive years after disappearing. Compare the age progression images created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with photographs of these missing kids as adults today.

How Does Age Progression Technology Stand Up to Real Life?

In each of these three remarkable cases, a missing child was found alive years after disappearing. Compare the age progression images created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with photographs of these missing kids as adults today.

May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day

May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day, in memory of Etan Patz’s birthday. Patz was abducted in 1979, and was the first missing child whose photo was circulated on a milk carton. The disappearance of Etan Patz, 6, which may now be solved, became one of the most famous missing child cases of the 20th century.

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