Elizabeth Smart

Johnny Lopez
August 17, 2019 - 11:09 am
Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart , has disclosed he is gay. According to “ Today ”, the 64-year-old announced his truth in a letter posted to Facebook, where he also revealed he and his wife, Lois Smart, were divorcing. "It is with this same spirit that I wish to share the...
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January 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says that finding a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing for three months is "why we can never give up hope on any missing child." Smart was 14 when she was abducted from her Salt Lake City home in 2002. She was rescued nine months later. Jayme Closs...
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September 19, 2018 - 2:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that she's been assured the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be closely watched when she's released from prison. In an interview on "CBS This Morning," Smart said she believes Wanda Barzee...
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This April 8, 2016, file photo, provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee.
(Utah State Prison via AP, File)
September 14, 2018 - 5:57 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she's released from prison next week. Smart said Thursday she was shocked to find out about Wanda Barzee's prison...
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FILE - This 2016 photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, a woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart as a teenager from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 and hold her captive will be released from prison next week. The surprise move announced Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, comes after authorities determined they had miscalculated the time Barzee previously served in federal custody. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
September 11, 2018 - 1:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart as a teenager in 2002 from her Salt Lake City bedroom and hold her captive will be freed from prison in a surprise move announced Tuesday by state authorities. Wanda Barzee, 72, will be released Sept...
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