March 12, 2003
Elizabeth Smart found


SALT LAKE CITY -- Elizabeth Smart, the 15-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom nine months ago, was found alive today, riding in the car of a drifter who had once done work at the family's home, police said.

"Miracles do exist," said the girl's uncle, Tom Smart.

The girl was wearing a wig when police in suburban Sandy pulled over the drifter, a man known as Emmanuel, authorities said. She was taken to the Salt Lake City police department, where her father was with her.

That's truly amazing. I sincerely hope she'll be all right. My best wishes to her and her family.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 12, 2003 to National news | TrackBack