Smart offers advice to Wisconsin town on teen’s kidnapping

U.S. 03/16/19, 20:07

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says it's OK for residents of a northwestern Wisconsin town to "smile, but don't stare" if they bump into a 13-year-old local girl recovering from the killings of her parents and her own abduction. Smart spoke to about 1,300 people Friday night at Barron High School. Residents ...

Elizabeth Smart set to speak in Wisconsin on Closs rescue

U.S. 03/06/19, 13:28

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart is scheduled to speak in northwestern Wisconsin next week to help the region cope with a high-profile double homicide-kidnapping.Prosecutors have accused 21-year-old Jake Patterson of breaking into 13-year-old Jayme Closs' home just outside Barron in October, killing her parents with a shotgun and abducting her. They ...

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper now lives near elementary school

U.S. 12/31/18, 16:24

A woman who helped kidnap Utah's Elizabeth Smart is living several blocks away from a Salt Lake City elementary school following her release from prison in September, according to Utah's sex-offender registry.Wanda Barzee, 73, is listed in the registry as living in an apartment near the school after her initial ...

Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl

U.S. 11/19/18, 17:17

Teenage kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has given birth to her third child.Smart announced the birth on her Instagram account on Monday with a picture of her holding new daughter Olivia as husband Matthew Gilmour looks on.In her post, Smart says "So happy to welcome Olivia to our family!"In 2002, Smart ...

Update: Smart won’t live in fear after kidnapper release

U.S. 09/19/18, 11:29

The Latest on the release of a woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Utah (all times local):5:50 p.m.Elizabeth Smart says she's moving forward with her life and trying not to live in fear now that one of her kidnappers has been released from prison.Smart gave a speech Wednesday at ...

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

U.S. 09/19/18, 08:38

A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime.Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, ...

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