Children's rights activist Elizabeth Smart , who was abducted and held captive for nine months as a teenager , sent a message to the 13 siblings who were freed on Sunday from alleged torture and captivity in their parents' California home, saying she wants them to know that "life is not as dark and
Edward Smart has an appreciation for what the family of Elizabeth Thomas -- the Tennessee teen allegedly kidnapped by former teacher Tad Cummins -- is going through. After all, his daughter Elizabeth Smart was abducted in 2002 at the age of 15 at knifepoint from her Salt Lake City home by street
Sherri Papini’s astonishing and emotional story of being found on Thanksgiving morning on the side of the road after authorities say she was kidnapped and tormented for three weeks is one that kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart can identify with. Smart, now 29-years-old, married and an advocate
A father, desperate to find his missing teenage daughter, has made a public appeal for the girl to communicate a secret Bible passage known only to them to indicate if she were alive and had run away. In an open letter posted to Facebook, Ruben...
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Former Cleveland captives Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus have been increasingly visible in recent weeks, after lying low in the immediate aftermath of their escape and rescue three months ago. Experts say the public appearances might be signs of resilience and recovery, but also
As investigators work to piece together the last decade of the lives of three women held captive , one question many want to know is, was there ever a chance for Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Amanda Dejesus to escape much earlier than they did? Berry, 27, DeJesus, 23, and Knight, 32, are
If there is one person in the country who can imagine the range of emotions being felt by the three women found in Cleveland Monday after being missing for a decade it is Elizabeth Smart. In 2002, Smart, then 14, was kidnapped and held captive for...
While little is known about the conditions in the home where three Cleveland women were allegedly enslaved for a decade , the trio likely suffered from the same kind of deprivation as prisoners of war, according to at least one psychological expert who trained in hostage situations with the FBI.