Elizabeth Smart's Road to Happiness

Revisit her inspiring journey from kidnap victim to heroic advocate to beaming bride

  • THE ABDUCTION
 photo | Elizabeth Smart

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Updated: Sunday Feb 19, 2012 | 06:00 AM EST By: Janet Mock

THE ABDUCTION

On June 14, 2002, Smart is taken at knifepoint from her bedroom in the Salt Lake City, Utah, home she shares with her parents, Edward and Lois, and her five siblings. Smart is held captive for nine months by self-avowed prophet Brian David Mitchell and wife Wanda Eileen Barzee, adopting the name Augustine and forced to wear a white robe and veil in public. They initially live in a hillside campsite four miles from her home before relocating to Lakeside, Calif., and returning to Salt Lake City.