Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart

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Elizabeth Smart was 14 years old when she got abducted from her bedroom in the middle of the night on June 5, 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They lived in a busy (but) safe neighborhood called Federal Heights (one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Salt Lake City). The day she got abducted it felt and seemed like a normal day for the Smart family, they went off to school. Then her family Edward Smart (farther), Louis Smart (mother), and there other five children were going to Elizabeth school for award ceremony. After the award show they went home, when they got home they got ready for bed they locked all the doors but they didn’t set the alarm because if one of the kids got up and moved around in the night the alarm would go off so they didn’t bother to turn it on that night. So they went to bed thinking everything would be fine. As the then-14-year-old lay in bed alongside her baby sister (Mary Katherine who was 9 years old), in the night (or early in the morning) Brian David Mitchell broke into the home and came to the bedroom (he came into a window that Elizabeth left open earlier in the day) and said to Elizabeth "Don't make a sound. Get out of bed and come with me, or I will kill you and your family" (Elizabeth was Brains hostage) Elizabeth was just wearing her red PJs and he made her put on her shoes .While this was going on Elizabeth didn’t know that her little sister was awake but no one knew she was awake so she watched her sister get abducted. Mary (who had a baby blanket wrapped around her head and neck) ran to her parent’s room but almost ran into Mitchell and Elizabeth as they seemed to be looking into her brothers' bedroom Mary thought to herself “be quiet, because if he hears you, he might take you too, and you're the only person who has seen this," so she careful tip toed back to her room and climbed into her bed and hide for almost two hours to

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