Question here; Has anyone seen pictures of Elizabeth Smart that were taken around the time immediately prior to her abduction? Why were the only pictures presented to the world, ones that were two or three years old at the time?
I know, believe me I know that I am treading on dangerous ground here – but I’m going to say it anyway. My daughter was a good friend of the family, and Elizabeth Smart was not the “innocent, naïve” girl presented through pictures and family interviews. She still has scars from tattoo removal body piercing that she began at a young age. She was a disturbed child at the time. Surely nobody is suggesting that she deserved what she got. But the world would be shocked to really find out about the family issues that led up to the kidnapping. For example – what in the hell was the father doing hiring homeless people off the street to work on his family home? It is a practice that he had engaged in for years. What was all the pornography doing on Mr. Smart’s home and business computers?
I’m just a little mad at the family for coming across as this sweet little innocent Mormon family, when in reality – the family has been very dysfunctional for years.
- It didn’t really ESCAPE the press. It just couldn’t be proved. Elizabeth was very “goth,” very dark, and as Margie says, very disturbed. I hesitate to say too much (and I know a lot of what Margie knows) just because I don’t feel like Elizabeth Smart deserves it. She was young and messed up. But I have long held that she was NOT kidnapped, and rather ran away and somehow met up with Mitchell and Barzee. But I can’t prove it.