Jaycee Dugard
17 Images

Long-term abductions

Jaycee Dugard
Jaycee Dugard, right, talks to ABC’s Diane Sawyer in her first interview since being discovered and freed on Aug. 26, 2009. She was abducted in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 1991 (ABC)
Jaycee Dugard
Family photo of Jaycee Dugard, who went missing in 1991.  (Associated Press)
Phillip Garrido
Phillip Garrido enters a courtroom in Placerville, Calif. Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years in prison for Jaycee Dugard’s abduction. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
Antioch, Calif.
A tent in the backyard of a home in Antioch, Calif., where authorities say kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard lived.  (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)
Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Smart addresses the media outside a federal courthouse following the guilty verdict in the Brian David Mitchell trail in Salt Lake City. Mitchell was found guilty in the June 5, 2002, kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. (Colin E. Braley / Associated Press)
Smart family
Elizabeth Smart poses with her parents, Lois and Ed, outside their home in 2003. Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 (Tom Smart / Associated Press)
Brian David Mitchell
Brian David Mitchell, Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper, is escorted into the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City in 2010.  (Jim Urquhart / Associated Press)
Katie Beers
Katie Beers, whose kidnapping attracted nationwide headlines in 1992, poses for a photo in Old Westbury, N.Y. The 30-year-old mother of two co-wrote a new book about her ordeal.  (Frank Eltman / Associated Press)
John Esposito
John Esposito sits handcuffed in a van in Hauppauge, N.Y., as he is about to be taken to court for arraignment on charges of kidnapping Katie Beers. (Michael Albans / Associated Press)
Shawn Hornbeck
Shawn Hornbeck, 15, watches as his parents Craig and Pam Akers talk to the media in Richwoods, Mo. Shawn, who was missing since Oct. 2002, was recovered in 2007 with another missing boy. (Tom Gannam / Associated Press)
Michael Devlin
Michael Devlin is escorted out of the Franklin County Courthouse in Union, Mo. Devlin pleaded guilty in Franklin County to one charge of child kidnapping and one count of armed criminal action in the 2007 abduction of 13-year-old William “Ben” Ownby.  (Tom Gannam / Associated Press)
Missing boys located in Missouri
Ben Ownby, left, and Shawn Hornbeck, abducted in 2007.  ( EPA)
Steven Stayner
Steven Stayner, right, and and his brother Delbert Stayner walk toward their Merced County home as Steven was reunited with his family following a 7-year kidnap ordeal. (Ted Benson / Associated Press)
Convicted kidnapper
Convicted kidnapper Kenneth Eugene Parnell during a court appearance in Oakland in 2003. Parnell was convicted in the kidnappings of Steven Stayner in 1972 and Timothy White in 1980. (Nick Lammers / Associated Press)
Patricia Hearst
In February 1974, a group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. This is a photo issued by the SLA showing Hearst as “Tania,” toting a machine gun in front of the revolutionary group’s symbol.  (Associated Press)
News conference
Patricia Hearst at a news conference on battered women on July 5, 1979. With her are Sgt. Virginia Pickering, left, and attorney Gloria Allred. (Los Angeles Times)
Clemency document
Patricia Hearst, after being released from federal prison in Pleasanton, Calif., in 1979, waves her presidential clemency document. Hearst was convicted of robbing a bank during her captivity, during which some believed Hearst began identifying with her captors, a behavior known as the “Stockholm syndrome.”  (Los Angeles Times)