Robotic Body Language Abnormal Facial Expression and Communication Skills of Kidnapping Victim’s Daughters Tipped Off Security Officers

 Jaycee Dugard at 11 and how she would look today
Jaycee Dugard at 11 and how she would look today

It was UC Berkeley Officer Ally Jacob’s assessment of the robotic body language of Jaycee Dugard’s 11 and 15 year old daughters  that alerted her to the fact that something was wrong.
The officer also observed their inappropriate facial expressions as well. The younger girl was apparently just intensely staring at her with “ this very eerie smile on her face,” she said, while the older girl was acting “strange” and refusing to make eye contact with authorities, Jacobs said.
As far as rapist, registered sex offender and now kidnapper Phillip Garrido was concerned, Officer Jacobs stated that he , “appeared to be really unstable, erratic in conversation” while his two daughters lingered in the background.
This aberrant body language and communication behavior lead the officer to run a background check on Garrido which lead to his arrest and the discovery that Jaycee Lee Dugard was still alive after 18 years.
Even though Jaycee Dugard’s stepfather reported that all the girls are really smart as they were home schooled, they will have a lot of catching up to do in terms of adjusting to society. They will also have a lot of work to do in terms of dealing with psychological issues and the emotional trauma which will definitely be a part of their future.
Today I discussed that aspect when I appeared on MSNBC to talk about the psychological implications of Jaycee and her daughters. Apparently Jaycee mentioned to her step father that she felt very guilty that she was supportive of her captor. This is further indication that Jaycee and her daughters will require a very long period of treatment to help repair the psychological and emotional damage that was done to them.
This horrific case makes us all become aware of the importance of observing body language, facial language and communiciton skills that may seem out of the ordinary. We must never ignore red flags and pay close attention to what we observe in others.

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One thought on “Robotic Body Language Abnormal Facial Expression and Communication Skills of Kidnapping Victim’s Daughters Tipped Off Security Officers

  1. if i was one of jaycees daughters i wouldnt have called phillip dad and i would have told the police that i needed help and that jaycee was my mom and she ‘s alive in his back yard in a tent.im glad they found her and i dont know how someone would take and kidnap someone i just couldnt do it or rape someone i cant believe he held her captive for 18 years and she didnt try to escape i would’ve tried to escape.i wish her the best of luck.i hope her daughters be careful so they dont get kidnapped.

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