EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Neighbor Saw Phillip Garrido's Mother Driving Car Used In Kidnap; Talked To Child In Yard

Sep. 9 2009, Published 4:01 a.m. ET

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A neighbor of accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido has come forward with two new crucial pieces of information about the abduction and 18-year imprisonment of Jaycee Dugard.

In an exclusive video interview with, Polly White reveals that she met a child last year who is almost certainly Jaycee’s daughter, Starlet. And, contradicting previous reports that said Garrido’s mother was infirm at the time of the kidnapping, Polly tells that she saw Patricia Garrido driving the same car that was used to kidnap Jaycee!

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Polly has lived in the house next to Garrido’s for 33 years. Her home is approximately 200 feet from the kidnapper’s. She told that last summer she was in the backyard and there was a board missing from a fence between the homes.

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“A little girl kinda popped up there and I said, ‘Hi honey. How are you?’ And she said, ‘fine.’ And I asked her how old she was and she said 10,’” Polly told Poly then asked the little girl if she’d like to come over to play with her grandson some time but the girl ran off. The fence was boarded up the next day.

Jaycee’s daughter Starlet is 11, fitting the age of the girl Polly saw last summer in Garrido’s yard.

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Jaycee, Starlet and her other daughter Angel, 15, were held in a backyard prison compound of sheds and tents by Garrido and his wife Nancy. Garrido’s mother Patricia lived with them for many years and some press reports have quoted the now 88-year-old as saying she thought Jaycee was Garrido’s daughter by a previous relationship. Those same reports have portrayed Patricia as having been infirm during the entire time Jaycee was at the house.

But Polly told a story that drastically contradicts that assertion and raises stark questions about what Patricia may have known. She reveals that she met Patricia, who asked Polly’s husband to cut down a tree on the property. And far from being infirm, “she (Patricia) was driving the car that they hauled off that they said had been used to kidnap Jaycee,” Polly told

Watch the entire exclusive interview for new information on the kidnapping that shocked America.

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