Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee – Wanda Barzee, who helped Brian David Mitchell to kidnap Elizabeth Smart at age fourteen on June 5, 2002 is now living near elementary school in Salt Lake City.
Wanda Barzee, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Smart and helping Brian David Mitchell to torture Elizabeth Smart for nine months while Smart was abused. She was released from prison five years earlier 19th September, now moved to an apartment near Parkview Elementary School that teaches pre-kindergarten students through fifth grade. Elizabeth Smart said, “Every possible caution and protection should be taken when it comes to protecting our children,”and added the Associated Press. “Whether a person is deemed a current threat or if they have a history of child abuse, neglect, violence, etc., prudent measures should be taken, including housing them as far away as possible from schools, families and community centers.”
Federal probation officers didn’t immediately comment about Barzee’s living situation. In Utah, registered abusing offenders Wanda Barzee is not allowed on school grounds.
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped:
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped when she was 14 years old, on June 5, 2002, by Brian David Mitchell from her home in the Federal Heights of Salt Lake City, Utah. Elizabeth Smart was kept captive by Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, and later, in San Diego County, California. Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped lasted approximately nine months before she was discovered in Sandy, Utah, approximately 18 miles (29 km) from her home.
Smart was kidnapped at knife point by Mitchell, while her younger sister, Mary Katherine, pretended to be asleep. Why was elizabeth smart abducted – Motive harassment, abusing, Religious delusion.
Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in 2010 for her role in the kidnapping and abduction, although was granted early release on September 19, 2018. Smart, said she was “surprised and disappointed” to learn the news of releasing Barzee.