Associated Press

Kidnapping suspect Nancy Garrido’s brothers say she is starting to cooperate with authorities investigating the abduction of Jaycee Dugard, the California woman who resurfaced 18 years after she was snatched off the street.

Garrido and her husband, Phillip, are charged with kidnapping Dugard in 1991 and keeping her hidden in the backyard of their Antioch home. David and Rey Bocanegra also said in a television interview that aired Monday that they think their sister was brainwashed by her husband.

The brothers say they haven’t spoken to Nancy Garrido since her arrest last month but have been in touch with her lawyer, Gilbert Maines. He did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.