THE ROAD AHEAD FOR JAYCEE DUGARD, ON "PRIMETIME: CRIME"
And: The Search for Clues in the Brutal 2005 Stabbing of a Beautiful Young Mom
Jaycee Dugard is back with her family 18 years after allegedly being kidnapped by Phillip Garrido at the age of 11. Now Dugard and her two daughters, whom Garrido fathered, face a long road ahead as they try to adapt to a normal life. As we begin to learn more about Dugard's captivity, the conditions that she and her children lived in and the emotional manipulation, the question rises of what kind of life she now faces? Elizabeth Vargas talks to Jessyca Mullenberg, another kidnap victim who beat the odds and survived similar abuse. She says that she is still overwhelmed by the horrific experience, almost 14 years after her abduction, where she was either raped or hit almost every day, and spent many days tied or chained to a bed. Jessyca's tale is a rare opportunity to understand child abduction through the eyes of one of the few who have lived to talk about it. Vargas reports on how long-time captives struggle once they are freed -- and how they can even be blamed for not trying to escape. "Primetime: Crime" airs WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
And: In 2005, Janet Abaroa was found stabbed to death in North Carolina, her six-month-old son left unharmed in another room. Her husband, Raven, says when he arrived home, he discovered her body and called 911. But four years later there have been no arrests in the murder of Janet as her family and police continue to search for clues. John Quinones sits down for an exclusive interview with Janet's sisters, who tell him why they think Raven killed her.
In addition to Janet's sisters, Quinones interviews Vanessa Pond, Raven's wife after Janet, who is now estranged from him. After Janet's death, Raven moved to Utah with his son and met Vanessa, a beautiful single mother. Initially, when Vanessa learned that Raven's first wife had been murdered, she was concerned, but she tells ABC that he removed every doubt she had and they eventually married. However, as Quinones reports, her perspective would soon change on Raven as well.
David Sloan is the executive producer of "Primetime: Crime."