With boarded up windows, a drooping fence and waist-deep weeds, the home sitting at 1554 Walnut Avenue in Antioch couldn't be called "charming" by a realtor and has zero curb appeal.
According to Contra Costa County, the land and home where Jaycee Lee Dugard was held captive for 18 years is worth just under $117,000. Thursday, an El Dorado County judge ordered Phillip and Nancy Garrido to pay Dugard $90,000 in restitution apiece. It sounds simple enough, sell the home and give the proceeds to Dugard, but the equation gets messy when you take a gander at the property tax bill on the home - it's a dollar over $38,000.
"Like they say, death and taxes. You're not going to get out of paying the state or government money, they're number one. Then jaycee lee dugard, as a victim is entitled to restitution," says FOX40 Legal Analyst Ken Rosenfeld.
A rep from the Contra Costa County tax collector's office tells FOX40 the Antioch home will likely be auctioned next year. Dugard is fourth in line for the cash - after the Federal Government, California and the County get their cut.
"She could get two dollars out of this whole thing," Rosenfeld says.
As for the restitution, in California it's one of those routinely levied, rarely paid things. Selling the home, which can only be generously called a dump, could actually be helped by the notoriety factor of the case - much like Dorothea Puente's home in Sacramento.
"Somebody will want to buy it to say, I'm in the house that Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped in."