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September 5, 2009 3:03 AM

Kidnap cases -- Dugard and Stayner -- strikingly similar

The rescue of Jaycee Lee Dugard after 18 years as a kidnap victim should resound mightily with Merced residents We've been down that same road before. Most folks who have lived in Merced for awhile should be aware that a similar situation played itself out here almost 30 years ago: a long-lost Merced child was found hundreds of miles north of here after being missing for eight years.

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