Disturbing Documentaries That Will Scar Parents Forever
The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart – Documentary (2017)
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. This documentary talks about the abduction of Elizabeth Smart who was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night while her family slept. This was an affluent Mormon family were well-known in the Salt Lake Federal Heights community. Elizabeth’s sister, Mary Catherine, was a witness to the abduction but was so little she could do nothing to stop it. She was the one who later gave the police information to find her sister. She told them that she remembered hearing the kidnapper’s voice before, so they knew it was someone the family meet or known before.
During Elizabeth’s kidnapping, the Smart family was also investigated including her own father and uncles. They were polygraphed and interrogated, but with no conclusive evidence. In the meantime, Elizabeth was shackled, raped, and brain-washed to believe she was not herself anymore. It wasn’t until a year later, her family and the authorities were able to track down Elizabeth and her kidnappers: Brian David Mitchell (a former homeless man who had previously visited the Smart home in order to do some repairs for the family), and his wife, Wanda Barzee.