Elizabeth smart held a press conference thursday afternoon to express shock and dismay that wanda barzee is expected to be released early.
Elizabeth ann smart was kidnapped at age fourteen on june 5, 2002 by brian david mitchell from her home in the federal heights neighborhood of salt lake city, utahshe was held captive by mitchell and his wife, wanda barzee, on the outskirts of salt lake city, and later, in san diego county, californiaher captivity lasted approximately nine months before she was discovered in sandy, utah. Elizabeth smart spent nine months in captivity after being abducted from her home at age 14 in 2002 she has since gone on to become an accomplished activist and author.
Elizabeth smart blasted the pending release of one of her captors on tuesday, calling it “incomprehensible” and saying she was surprised and disappointed. Elizabeth ann gilmour (née smart) (born november 3, 1987) is an american child safety activist and contributor for abc news she first gained national attention at the age of 14 when she was abducted from her home in salt lake city by brian david mitchell mitchell and his wife wanda barzee held smart captive for nine months until she was rescued by authorities on a street in sandy, utah.
Elizabeth smart abduction survivor founder of elizabeth smart foundation nyt best-selling author of my story.
Smart says the release of 64-year-old wanda barzee, years earlier than expected, was a shock.
Elizabeth smart -- famously kidnapped and held captive for 9 months when she was 14 -- is speaking out about the pending release of one of her captors and she's taking extreme measures to. Wanda barzee helped steal smart from her bedroom in salt lake city in 2002, when she was just 14, and hold her captive for 9 months.