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Elizabeth Smart seen for the first time her new television show Smart Justice The Jayme Closs Case

By Max / Published on Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 14:48 PM / No Comments / 8 views

Elizabeth Smart seen for the first time in a sneak peek of her new television show Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case

She survived an abduction with nine months in captivity when she was just 14-years-old.

And Elizabeth Smart is using her own traumatic experience to bring insight to the recent kidnap of teenager Jayme Closs. 

The 31-year-old is seen in her brand-new television show, Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case, in a first look trailer which was released to Extra on Friday.

Insight: Elizabeth Smart is seen in her brand new television show, Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case, in a first look trailer which was released to Extra on Friday

Insight: Elizabeth Smart is seen in her brand new television show, Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case, in a first look trailer which was released to Extra on Friday

Elizabeth, who was abducted from her Salt Lake City home in June 2002, reveals more about 13-year-old Closs’ miraculous escape from her kidnapper in January this year, after 88 days in captivity.

She is seen travelling to Wisconsin – where Closs lived and was held – to talk to key players in the investigation into her disappearance. 

Thirteen-year-old Closs was taken in October 2018, after her abductor, Jake Thomas Patterson, killed both of her parents. 

Kidnapped: Elizabeth, who was abducted from her Salt Lake City home in June 2002, reveals more about 13-year-old Closs’ miraculous escape from her kidnapper in January this year, after 88 days in captivity

Kidnapped: Elizabeth, who was abducted from her Salt Lake City home in June 2002, reveals more about 13-year-old Closs’ miraculous escape from her kidnapper in January this year, after 88 days in captivity

She escaped and ran for help on January 10 this year. 

Smart is heard on the trailer explaining: ‘Jayme Kloss was kidnapped from her home, after witnessing the murder of her parents.’ 

She’s seen in a clip telling other survivors: ‘When I heard Jayme had been recovered I just felt like, yessss,’ as she punched the air. 

Explainer: Smart is heard on the trailer explaining: 'Jayme Kloss was kidnapped from her home, after witnessing the murder of her parents'

Explainer: Smart is heard on the trailer explaining: ‘Jayme Kloss was kidnapped from her home, after witnessing the murder of her parents’

Small town big trauma: She is seen travelling to Wisconsin - where Closs lived and was held - to talk to key players in the investigation into her disappearance

Small town big trauma: She is seen travelling to Wisconsin – where Closs lived and was held – to talk to key players in the investigation into her disappearance

She's seen in a clip telling other survivors: 'When I heard Jayme had been recovered I just felt like, yessss,' as she punched the air.

She’s seen in a clip telling other survivors: ‘When I heard Jayme had been recovered I just felt like, yessss,’ as she punched the air.

Support: She also brings together a round table of other abduction survivors, including (L-R) Kara Robinson, Gina DeJesus, Katie Beers, (Elizabeth centre), Denise Huskins, Sarah Maynard and Alicia Kozakiewicz

Support: She also brings together a round table of other abduction survivors, including (L-R) Kara Robinson, Gina DeJesus, Katie Beers, (Elizabeth centre), Denise Huskins, Sarah Maynard and Alicia Kozakiewicz

She adds: 'Only survivors of abduction can truly understand her pain'

She adds: ‘Only survivors of abduction can truly understand her pain’

Smart provides her own insight as a survivor who endured nine months in captivity when she was 14.

She also brings together a round table of other abduction survivors, including Gina DeJesus, Katie Beers, Kara Robinson, Alicia Kozakiewicz, Denise Huskins and Sarah Maynard.

She adds: ‘Only survivors of abduction can truly understand her pain.’

‘We want to help her move forward,’ she concludes. 

Survivors: The show uses Elizabeth's insight and other survivors of abduction

Survivors: The show uses Elizabeth’s insight and other survivors of abduction

'We want to help her move forward,' she concludes on the trailer

‘We want to help her move forward,’ she concludes on the trailer

The mother-of-three told of her joy at Closs being found back in January, on her Instagram feed: ‘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,’ she wrote. 

She 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 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’ 

New beginnings: The blonde beauty has rebuilt her life to become an advocate to others, and shares three children with husband Matthew Gilmour

New beginnings: The blonde beauty has rebuilt her life to become an advocate to others, and shares three children with husband Matthew Gilmour

New baby: They welcomed their youngest, Olivia, in November 2018

New baby: They welcomed their youngest, Olivia, in November 2018

The blonde beauty has rebuilt her life to become an advocate to others, and shares three children with husband Matthew Gilmour. 

They welcomed their youngest, Olivia, in November 2018, and also have two-year-old son James and Chloe, 4.   

Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case premieres Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

Smart Justice is produced by Telepictures and executive-produced by Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, Jeremy Spiegel and Scott Eldridge. Mioshi Hill and Gena McCarthy executive-produce for Lifetime.

 

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