Elizabeth Smart Rejoices After Jayme Closs Is Found Alive: ‘What a Miracle’


Elizabeth Smart was “thrilled” to hear that missing teen Jayme Closs has been found.

“What a miracle!!!” Smart, 31, who endured nine months in captivity after being abducted from her Salt Lake City home in 2002, wrote on Instagram.

“What has been such a heart-wrenching tragedy finally has some happiness in the story,” Smart continued. “I’m praying for Jayme and all her family that they can have a joyous reunion and as the rest of the country celebrates alongside this happy occasion we are all mindful to give the family their space and privacy on their road to finding a new sense of normal and moving forward.”

“I have no doubt Jayme and her family will forever appreciate the efforts and prayers of the many thousands of people who contributed and kept them in their thoughts and prayers!”

“What a brave, strong, and powerful survivor!!!! No matter what may unfold in her story let’s all try to remember that this young woman has SURVIVED and whatever other details may surface the most important will still remain that she is alive,” Smart added.

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What a miracle!!! Jayme Closs has been found!!!! I’m so thrilled to hear the news. What has been such a heart wrenching tragedy finally has some happiness in the story. I’m praying for Jayme and all her family that they can have a joyous reunion and as the rest of the country celebrates alongside this happy occasion we all are mindful to give the family their space and privacy on their road to finding a new sense of normal and moving forward. I have no doubt Jayme and her family will forever appreciate the efforts and prayers of the many thousands of people who contributed and kept them in their thoughts and prayers! I hope we may all continue to support and embrace Jayme as she reclaims her life and comes to terms with the reality of her situation. What a brave, strong, and powerful survivor!!!! No matter what may unfold in her story let’s all try to remember that this young woman has SURVIVED and whatever other details may surface the most important will still remain that she is alive. May god bless you Jayme Closs and may we all continue to search for every missing child. #miracleshappen #novictimblaming #hope #findingnormal #survivor #strong #brave

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Smart was just one year older than Jayme, 13, when she was kidnapped by Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee.

On Thursday evening, eighty-seven days after she vanished from her home where her parents James, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were fatally shot on Oct. 15, Jayme escaped from her alleged abductor and was found by a woman who was walking her dog.

Jeanne Nutter, the woman who found Jayme in Gordon, Wisconsin, on Thursday, recalled being approached by a young girl who told her, “I’m …read more

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