Though younger than the others missing girls, a 4-year-old girl also disappeared from northern California in 1991, just months after Jaycee was snatched. Amanda Campbell, also known as Nikki, was last seen two days after Christmas when she left her brother to bike to a nearby friend's house.
But for Jaycee's family, the years of despair have now given way to mixed emotions of elation at her homecoming and disgust at the life she'd been forced into.
Jim McLean, a family friend and president of Viewtech Financial Services, said he's working to set up a trust fund for Jaycee and her daughters who will be in need of mental health treatment, dentist and doctor visits and "possible remedial education."
"She's got these kids and they've got nothing more than the clothes they were wearing," he said.
Though the family has temporary housing and Jaycee and her daughters are receiving professional help, Jaycee's mother Terry Probyn has "immediately financial needs," said McLean, who employed Jaycee Dugard's grandmother for 25 years.
An account has been set up directly for Terry until the lengthy trust fund process is complete.
Donations for Jaycee Dugard can be sent -- checks only -- to Jaycee Dugard Trust Fund, c/o Viewtech Financial Services, P.O. Box 596, Atwood, Calif. 92811.
Unfortunately, McLean noted, scammers have already begun buying up domain names using Jaycee's name in an effort to direct well-wishers' money into their own pockets.
The Jaycee Dugard case was broken open by the intuition of two police employees who realized something was amiss when Garrido showed up at the UC Berkeley college campus with Dugard's two daughters.
"Their movements weren't that of ordinary girls," UC Berkeley Officer Ally Jacobs told "Good Morning America" today. "They were very robotic."
Lisa Campbell, a manager with the campus police who first spotted the trio handing out religious material at UC Berkeley, told "GMA" that there wasn't one thing that raised her suspicions.
Garrido, she said, "appeared to be really unstable, erratic in conversation" while his two daughters, Angel and Starlet, lingered in the background.
It was that meeting that blew open the disappearance of Jaycee Dugard who hadn't been heard of since June 10, 1991 when the then-11-year-old was snatched off the street near her South Lake Tahoe school bus stop.
Garrido's wife, Nancy Garrido, has also been arrested on more than two dozen charges. Both husband and wife have pleaded not guilty.
When Jacobs met the girls, 11 and 15, what she called mother's intuition kicked in right away.
"I observed two young girls, one of which was just staring at me very intensely with this very eerie smile on her face," she said. The older girl was acting "strange" and refusing to make eye contact with authorities, Jacobs said.
The girls told police that they were home schooled and that they had an "older sister" living at home. One of them, Jacobs said, had a bump over her eye.
That older sister was actually their mother, Jaycee Dugard. Garrido, a registered sex offender who had previously served time for kidnapping and rape, was their father.