God really provided a way for Jaycee Lee Duggard to be found after 18 years of abduction. Here's the story before her appearance at the police station:

Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard lived nearly two decades as a prisoner in the secluded backyard on an Antioch home, raising two children by her alleged abductor with little to no outside contact, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Deparment.

At a Placerville news conference Thursday, El Dorado County Undersheriff Fred Kollar said even though the 11-year-old girl abducted in 1991 lived in a makeshift set of sheds and tents for 18 years with her daughters, the now 29-year-old Jaycee was in surprisingly good shape after her identity was discovered Wednesday.

"Living in a backyard for 18 years does take its toll, but she was in good health," Kollar said. "Jaycee has been there ever since. The children were born there."

Kollar said Jaycee's 15-year-old and 11-year-old daughters were fathered by her captor, Phillip Garrido. Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, were arrested for investigation of kidnapping and conspiracy Wednesday.

"He fathered both children with Jaycee," Kollar said.

Formal criminal complaints against the Garridos were expected to be filed in El Dorado County Superior Court by noon Friday, according to El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson.

Kollar said the break in the 18-year search for the missing South Lake Tahoe girl began Tuesday when Garrido, accompanied by Jaycee's two daughters, attempted to hand out religious literature on the UC Berkeley campus.

The interaction between Garrido and the two girls prompted the attention of a UC Berkeley police officer, who ran a background check on Garrido.

When it was discovered that Garrido was on parole following a 1971 conviction for rape and kidnapping, Kollar said officers alerted the state parole office.

The call led to Garrido's visit to his Concord parole officer's office, Kollar said. Along with Garrido was his wife Nancy, the two girls and a young woman Garrido called Allissa.

Kollar said the parole officer had never seen "Allissa" or the two girls during any home visits to Garrido's Antioch home. That suspicion prompted a call to Concord Police. From there, detectives unraveled Garrido's house of cards -- and it wasn't long before it seemed clear that Allissa was actually Jaycee Dugard.

"The diligent questioning and follow-up by the parolee's agent of record led to Garrido revealing his kidnapping of the adult female," the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement Thursday.

"Without (parole) assistance, we probably never would have found this out," Kollar said.
Some have asked why did Jaycee never attempted or rather never had the chance to escape from her abductors for so long?

Well, as we all know that she was very very young then, she might have been brainwashed by the Garridos with their "strange" religious beliefs. Religion vitally affects a person's personal convictions. Thanks to the keen observations of UC Berkeley police officer, Jaycee Lee Duggard today is with her family.