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  • Missing And Recovered

    Jaycee Dugard was 11 years old when she was snatched near her Tahoe, Calif., school in 1991 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. After being held captive for 18 years and giving birth to two daughters fathered by her abductor, a convicted sex offender, Dugard was reunited with her family in 2009. Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years in prison, while Nancy Garrido was sentenced to 36 years.
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  • Missing And Recovered

    Elizabeth Smart was 14 years old when she was kidnapped at knifepoint from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 and held captive as a sex slave for nine months before she was spotted walking with her captor, Brian David Mitchell, and rescued. Mitchell was sentenced to life in prison. Smart, who is an ABC News consultant, runs a children's foundation.
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  • Missing And Recovered

    Shawn Hornbeck was abducted as he rode his bike in a St. Louis suburb in 2002. He was 11 years old. Four years later, police raided a Kirkwood, Mo., apartment and found Hornbeck, then 15, and Ben Ownby, 13, who had been missing for four days. Their kidnapper, Michael Devlin, was sentenced to life in prison. Hornbeck started a foundation to help other abducted children.
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  • Missing And Recovered

    In 1992, Katie Beers, then 9, was snatched by John Esposito, a neighbor on New York's Long Island, and held captive for 17 days in an underground bunker. She said he sexually abused her during her captivity. After Esposito turned himself in, he pleaded guilty to kidnapping changes and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
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  • Missing And Recovered

    At age 7, Steven Stayner was kidnapped in 1972 while walking home from school in Merced, Calif. In 1980, Stayner escaped captivity, along with 5-year-old Timothy White, who was also imprisoned. The boys' captor, Kenneth Parnell, was convicted of kidnapping and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Stayner died in a motorcycle accident in 1989 at age 24.
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  • Missing Children Cases With Happy Endings

    Timothy White was 5 years old when he was grabbed by convicted child molester Kenneth Parnell as he walked home from his Ukiah, Calif., school in 1980. Two weeks later, fellow captive Steven Stayner, then 14, fled with White, and they hitchhiked to safety. Parnell died in 2008 at age 76 while still in prison. White died of an apparent pulmonary embolism in 2010 at age 35.
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  • Missing And Recovered

    Carlina White's case had run cold, until she solved it herself. On Aug. 4, 1987, White's parents took their 9-day-old baby to the Harlem Hospital's emergency room, where she was kidnapped. Years later, as an adult, White started looking into her past and eventually contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2011, at age 23, White was reunited with her biological family.
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  • Missing And Recovered

    Steve Carter knew he was adopted, but he didn't know he was listed missing for decades. Carter, a software salesman in Philadelphia, was adopted from a foster home in Honolulu when he was 4 years old. In 2010, he found himself on a missing children's website. It was confirmed he was actually Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes -- his biological mother had disappeared with him as an infant, 34 years prior.
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  • Missing And Recovered

    Austrian Elisabeth Fritzl's case gained international attention when it was discovered her father, Josef Fritzl, had imprisoned, raped and abused her for 24 years. Elisabeth Fritzl was held captive as a sex slave in an underground dungeon, where she gave birth to seven children fathered by Josef. She and her surviving six children were freed in 2008. Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in prison.
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