Elizabeth Smart shares advice for fellow kidnapping survivor Jayme Closs, saying it 'doesn't have to define her life'

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Elizabeth Smart shares advice for fellow kidnapping survivor Jayme Closs, saying it 'doesn't have to define her life'

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart appeared on the "Today" show Monday morning to discuss the Jayme Closs case, which many have compared to Smart's own unlikely story of survival.
Closs, 13, was reported missing in October, after her parents were found murdered.
Police say she was held captive for three months before making an escape last week.
Smart, 31, was abducted from her Utah home when she was 14 years old, and held captive by a couple for nine months before she was rescued. She has since become an advocate for similar victims.
When 13-year-old Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs was found alive last week, after nearly three months missing, many compared her story to that of Elizabeth Smart, the Utah woman who was held captive by a couple for nine months in 2002.
So it's perhaps no surprise that Smart appeared on the "Today" show Monday morning to discuss the case and offer some words of advice for the fellow kidnapping survivor.
Smart, who is now a 31-year-old married mother of three, said she was "so happy"...

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