Elizabeth Smart makes appearance at Naples fundraiser

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NAPLES, Fla. — A woman whose kidnapping was one of the most notorious cases in the U.S. made an appearance in Southwest Florida on Friday.

Elizabeth Smart told her story at a fundraiser hosted by the Women’s Foundation of Collier County at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort.

Smart was abducted from her Utah home in June 2002 when she was 14 years old. She was held captive by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Eileen Barzee, CNN reported.

Police rescued her nine months later.

She is now a child safety activist and founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, an organization promoting awareness about abduction.

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