The newest issue of People magazine, on sale Friday, features the first current photo of kidnap survivor Jaycee Dugard.
Dugard, shown on the cover smiling, bears a striking resemblance to childhood photo that has accompanied recent articles profiling her case.
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Dugard, now 29, was abducted in Northern California in 1991. She and her daughters were rescued in August. Authorities say alleged kidnapper Phillip Garrido fathered Dugard's children.
The case has captivated national attention, but I feel especially close to it because Dugard was allegedly abducted in Myers -- which sits close to my hometown of El Dorado Hills, Calif.
There newspaper where I worked before coming here -- the Mountain Democrat -- was heavily involved in coverage of the case.
I learned of Dugard's rescue from my former co-workers' Facebook status updates, which all said how national media attention had returned to our hometown.