Elizabeth Smart: Kidnap Victim To Become ABC News Contributor

It looks like Elizabeth Smart is going to be back on camera again. Smart was a kidnap victim back in 2002 and was found 9 months later.

Elizabeth SmartABC believes that the experience that Elizabeth Smart has will be helpful in times that there is a missing child or missing persons case. “This is definitely not about looking backward and telling her story, which has been well told and retold,” ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend said of Smart’s role.

Smart was kidnapped on June 5th of 2002 when she was 14 years old. She was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom. Thankfully she was found alive nine months later after being raped over and over throughout this time period. Smart was found just 18 miles from her home with Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee who were then indicted for kidnapping Smart. There was even a made-for-television movie and a published book.


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