Contra Costa County sheriff’s official says the fragment will now go to the state DNA lab for more testing. Phillip and Nancy Garrido are charged with the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Lee Dugard.
The bone fragment was recovered after several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Sheriff’s Department and local police, combed the backyard next door to the Garridos’ home last week with dogs trained to detect human remains. Garrido took care of the property when it was vacant in 2006, authorities said, and sometimes lived in a red plank shed in the backyard. During the search, investigators dug a trench at the back of the shed about 3 feet wide and 6 feet long, but it was not clear whether the bone was recovered from that area.