Closings and delays

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart gave birth to baby girl, father says

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REXBURG, Idaho — Elizabeth Smart, the woman who was kidnapped by a homeless street preacher in 2002, is now a mother.

Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee are currently in prison for kidnapping the then 14-year-old from her Salt Lake City home on June 5, 2002.

She was eventually freed after 9 months of captivity.

“Elizabeth is great,” Smart’s father said. “She just had a baby girl named Chloe about three months ago. We want all of those people that have been victimized out there to be survivors. We want them to find their dreams and find that new hope in life that helps them become the best and the most they can be.”

Smart and her father have launched a foundation that aims to help locate missing children in danger of underage sex trafficking.