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Salt Lake City, Utah / Smart Kidnapping / Elizabeth Found #723732

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 2003
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Salt Lake City: Bill Redeker) The return home of Salt Lake City kidnap victim teenager Elizabeth Smart featured; scenes shown from the suburb of Sandy, where she was found with drifter Brian Mitchell & his wife Wanda Barzee†. [Father Ed SMART†- reacts tearfully to seeing Elizabeth; states she spent months in the mountains.] [Mitchell acquaintance Daniel TROTTA†- comments.] [Sandy police department Sgt. Victor QUEZADA†- says Elizabeth was wearing a disguise.] [Assistant attorney general Kent MORGAN†- comments on the law.] [Uncle David FRANCUM†- comments on the reunion.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The question about why Elizabeth did not try to escape examined; details given about the Stockholm Syndrome in which a victim identifies with the kidnappers. [Father Ed SMART - says she was brainwashed.] [Pamela EEN†, TROTTA - talk about the women when in public.] [UC Berkeley professor Paula FASS†- speculates on how Elizabeth was handled.]

Gibson, Charles;
Redeker, Bill;
Muller, Judy

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