Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: The abduction of Elizabeth Smart

Snatched on June 5, 2002, at age 15, by a man who said God told him to make her his second wife, Smart was threatened, bound and raped daily for the nine months that she was missing. Her story is remarkable not only because she was found alive after so long, but because she ultimately would testifiy against her captors.

The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart

Snatched on June 5, 2002 by a man who said God told him to make her his second wife, Smart, 15, was bound and raped daily for the nine months that she was missing. Her story is remarkable not only because lived, but because she recovered and lived to testify against her captors.

If Elizabeth Smart Was America’s Daughter, Who is Dashad “Sage” Smith?

Not every single missing teen case can reach Elizabeth Smart-level popularity. But what happens when a teenager who’s a near opposite of Smart disappears? Does the public have the same sympathy for an African-American transgender teen as they do for a wholesome blonde?

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