The story of Elizabeth Smart’s abduction took the world by storm back in the summer of 2002. A beautiful blonde teenager vanishes suddenly from her wealthy Salt Lake City home. That made national news coverage probably due to all the interesting details surrounding her case. Luckily, the story had a happy ending, since it’s estimated that only 100 children per year are abducted by a virtual stranger. Only half of those end up coming home, which is the scary part according to national statistics on child abduction. Elizabeth Smart was one of the lucky ones, but what she went through altered her life forever.
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