Jaycee Dugard Remarks on Reappearance of Missing Women at D.C.’s Hope Awards

Originally posted on CBS DC:

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard has words of wisdom for the three women found this week in Cleveland years after their disappearances.

Dugard was abducted from a California bus stop in 1991 at age 11 and was held captive for 18 years in a backyard, where she gave birth to two children conceived by rape. She made an oblique reference Tuesday to the Cleveland case as she attended the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s annual Hope Awards in D.C.

“What an amazing time to be talking about hope, with everything that’s happening,” she said in her brief remarks.

She urged the hundreds of people at the annual awards gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton on 22nd Street, not to give up on missing children.

“Just urge yourself to care,” she said.

The Cleveland women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, disappeared about a decade ago, when…

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