Elizabeth Smart's Road to Happiness

Revisit her inspiring journey from kidnap victim to heroic advocate to beaming bride

  • RESCUE & REUNION
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Updated: Sunday Feb 19, 2012 | 06:00 AM EST By: Janet Mock

RESCUE & REUNION

After nine futile months, the search for Smart ends happily, thanks to Salt Lake City eyewitnesses, who, on March 12, 2003, recognize Mitchell as the suspect "Immanuel" from an America's Most Wanted segment. "I'm still walking on cloud nine," AMW host John Walsh says of Smart's reunion with her family. "Miracles do exist," Smart's uncle Tom says. Mitchell, 49, and Barzee, 57, are charged with aggravated kidnapping, burglary and sexual assault.