Elizabeth Smart was abducted at knifepoint in the middle of the night from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2002. She was 14 years old. For more than 9 months, she was held captive by a predator – one who kept her hidden in plain sight.
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To learn more about the programs and services Elizabeth mentioned please visit the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.
Episode Source Material
- A&E: Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography (2017)
- My Story, by Elizabeth Smart (2013)
- In Plain Sight: The Startling Truth Behind the Elizabeth Smart Investigation, by Tom Smart and Lee Benson (2006)
- The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart
- The Sydney Morning Herald: To Hell and Back
- E Online: To Hell and Back: The Impossible Resilience of Elizabeth Smart
- Desert News: Elizabeth Smart saga timeline
- CNN.com: Elizabeth Smart’s story: Nine months of what ifs and near misses
- Deseret News: Elizabeth Smart describes rapes, sex abuse, imprisonment, threats
- CNN.com: Reporter: Elizabeth spoke in verse when found
- Christian Science Monitor: Elizabeth Smart kidnapper convicted, jury rejects insanity defense
- Salt Lake City Weekly: The Smart Files
- Prison Legal News: Utah DOC Settles Wrongful-Death Suit Involving Exonerated Suspect For $150,000
- The New York Times: END OF AN ABDUCTION: ORDEAL; In Plain Sight, a Kidnapped Girl Behind a Veil
- ABC News: Elizabeth Smart Tells Court Kidnapper Tried to Snatch Her Cousin Too
- New York Post (Associated Press): FBI agent recalls talks with suspect in Smart case
- WECT: Elizabeth Smart’s safe return: Fingerprints