About 9-years ago, it was 2002 when Elizabeth Smart was just 14-years old made the headline worldwide when she was kidnapped by preacher and kidnapper Brian David Mitchell in Salt Lake City. Now its 2011, Elizabeth Smart, now 23, will be a contributor for ABC News.
Elizabeth Smart kidnapping occurred on June 5, 2002, when 14-year-old American girl Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom. Elizabeth Smart was found alive nine months later on March 12, 2003, in Sandy, Utah, about 18 miles from her home. visit also Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper David Brian Gets Life In Prison:
ABC News spokeswoman Julie Townsend said that could be on the air within the next few weeks, “She’ll help our viewers better understand missing person stories from someone with the perspective to know what a family experiences when a loved one goes missing. And her contributions will be focused on looking ahead, not looking back at her own story.”
Townsend said she will not appear in ABC News’ two-hour special about another famous kidnap victim: Jaycee Dugard.
Julie Townsend also said, “This is definitely not about looking backward and telling her story, which has been well told and retold.”
David Brian Mitchell, the man who kidnapped and held now 23-years old Elizabeth Smart captive for nine months in 2002, has been sentenced to life in prison. He received two life sentences for the crime.
Elizabeth Smart told former street preacher Brian D. Mitchell at a sentencing hearing in Salt Lake City that he took away nine months of her life that can never be returned. She also testified about waking up in the early hours of June 5, 2002, to the feel of a knife at her throat and being whisked away by Mitchell to his camp in the foothills. visit also Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper David Brian Gets Life In Prison: