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Investigators search three California properties of former Garrido client

Sites in Pittsburg, Bay Point and Pleasant Hill are searched in connection with the investigation of kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido.

September 10, 2009|Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Investigators searched several properties owned by a client of accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido on Wednesday, seizing a computer and other items, a Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman said.

Garrido, 58, and wife Nancy, 54, were arrested Aug. 26 and remain jailed in El Dorado County on kidnapping and rape charges in connection with the 1991 kidnapping of 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard, with whom Garrido allegedly had two daughters.

Investigators searched three properties in Pittsburg, Bay Point and Pleasant Hill near the city of Antioch, Calif., where Garrido lived, said sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Lee said the owner of the properties, who is not a suspect in the kidnapping, was on probation and thus required to comply with the searches. Lee said reports that the property owners are Jim and Cheyvonne Molino, former customers of Garrido's printing business, were accurate. Cheyvonne Molino, 35, did not respond to phone calls late Wednesday.

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molly.hennessy-fiske @latimes.com

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