However, it was all to no avail. Despite Terry’s efforts to keep her daughter’s case in the spotlight, and a feature on the national TV show America’s Most Wanted, no trace of Jaycee was ever found. Then, 18 years later, a man named Phillip Garrido arrived in San Francisco, some 200 miles from where Jaycee had disappeared.
On August 24, 2009, Garrido hand delivered an essay to the city’s FBI offices. As a convicted sex offender, he claimed to have found a solution to his deviant behavior. In the document, he discussed his methods in detail, going on to outline his ideas concerning sexuality and religion.