Jayme Closs, Elizabeth Smart and other abduction survivors found safe

connectVideoMissing teen Jayme Closs found alive after the flight, reportedly, captor, and mark the dog walker, suspect arrested

Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin teenager missing since October, was found alive Thursday.

The 13-year-old went missing on Oct. 15 after her parents were fatally shot in their home. Officials said a suspect is taken into custody.


Read on for a look at the abduction of the survivors.

Elizabeth Smart

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart arrives for a press conference in Salt Lake City. Smart says she is “reassured” the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14, and it was, if she was sexually assaulted will be viewed when they are released from prison.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

At only 14 years old, Elizabeth Smart was taken from her home in Salt Lake City at knifepoint by Brian Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee. She was found nine months later, while walking on the street with the couple.

Mitchell, who considers himself a preacher, was hired to do work on the Smart house of the family.

The couple was arrested. Mitchell is that two life sentences in federal prison for the kidnapping and sexual assault. Barzee was released from prison in September 2018.

Jaycee Dugard

This family photo shows Jaycee Lee Dugard as a young girl. Dugard was kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for 18 years by a paroled sex offender.

Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped when she was 11 years old and held captive for 18 years.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido kidnapped Dugard while she walked to the school bus stop in 1991 near her South Lake Tahoe, California, home. Dugard has also said Phillip Garrido would repeatedly drug and rape her while he kept her trapped. During her imprisonment she gave birth to two children.

Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison; his wife was sentenced to 36 years to life.

Katie Beers

Katie Beers appeared on Fox News in 2013.

Just before her 10th birthday, Katie Beers was lured to a bunker by a Long Island man in 1992. The man was acquainted with her family. He had promised her gifts, but instead, John Esposito held her captive for 16 days.

Esposito initially told police Beers was kidnapped while at an arcade, but he later known. He was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, but was found dead in his prison in 2013.

Alicia Kozakiewicz

Alicia Kozakiewicz left her Pittsburgh home on New Year’s Day in 2002, to meet someone she had been chatting with online. Kozakiewicz was 13 years old, and she thought that the person they had talked to, was of the same age as her.

Instead, they had to Scott Tyree, a 38-year-old man who kidnapped her and kept her chained in his Virginia house for four days where he beat and raped her.

Kozakiewicz was rescued after the FBI received a tip about her whereabouts. She is now increases the awareness about safety on the internet by means of its organization, The Alicia Project.

Tyree was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

Three women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were kidnapped by Ariel Castro, a school bus driver, between 2002 and 2004 and imprisoned in his Cleveland basement.

Berry was kidnapped in 2003 at the age of 16. She told her sister she was getting a ride home from work and her disappearance. DeJesus was taken in 2004 when she was 14 years old; her family said that she believed that she decided to walk home from school. Knight was kidnapped in 2002 at the age of 21 years.

Berry, who had a child while she was held captive, was able to escape the house and alert the police with the help of neighbors in 2013.

Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1000 years. However, he died in prison after he was found hanging in his prison in 2013.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah, and Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular