10 Shocking Cases Of Kidnapped Kids Found Alive

Elizabeth Smart – Missing 9 months

When she was 14, Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her bedroom during the night by a middle aged man, who was later identified as Brian David Mitchell. Her younger sister, Mary Katherine pretended to be asleep in the same room, and witnessed the man take Elizabeth. She was able to provide the police with a vague description of the man, that ended up not being much help. It wasn’t until months later that Mary Katherine realized she recognized the man’s voice as someone who had done yard work at her family’s house. The police did not take Mary Katherine’s claim seriously at first, so the Smart family hired their own sketch artist. The picture was released to the media, which led to Mitchell’s family identifying him. Elizabeth was found alive 9 months after her abduction, thanks to her sister’s memory, and because her family didn’t give up on finding her. She is now 26-years-old and an activist for missing and abused children.
Elizabeth Smart – Missing 9 months