November 8th, 2010
02:23 PM ET

Smart's mother said younger daughter told her: 'Elizabeth is gone'

Looking "like a scared rabbit," Elizabeth Smart's younger sister awakened her parents early in the morning of June 5, 2002, with alarming news.

"Elizabeth is gone," 9-year-old Mary Katherine said, according to testimony Monday in the federal kidnapping trial of Brian David Mitchell, the man accused of abducting Smart eight years ago.

Lois Smart, the girls' mother, was the first witness to testify at the trial. She spent less than an hour on the witness stand, recalling how the family hired Mitchell to do odd jobs.


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  1. Roger


    November 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. osama bin diesel

    Isnt that the guy from 90210 ?

    November 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. osama bin diesel

    Wait , that was Brian Austin Greene , my bad

    November 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    I remember this story. Utah, right? The girl's dad thought he could save a few dollars by using transient labor rather than doing it the American way: Calling a real business. Guess that backfired on him. What father with two lovely daughters would risk this? I think he should have faced child-endangerment charges.

    November 8, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. what

    Sickos dont comment,poor innocent girl suffered,sad our society blamed her for not running away from them.if it was your child would u joke like this

    November 8, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BLTdiarrhea

    Federal sentencing guidelines; §2A4.1. Kidnapping, abduction, unlawful restraint.

    November 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BLTdiarrhea

    Possibly gets life, if he has priors. If not, probably 30+ years. Which will be like paradise for this stinking, bearded f*#@.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Coli

    I love it when bad stuff happens to rich people

    November 9, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Coli suks

      You are a d!ckhead.

      November 9, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. coli needs to ask for forgiveness

    Look in the mirror.
    Is that cool?

    November 9, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. dude

    Not cool

    November 9, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    @what...this would have never happened to my lovely daughter. I would never allow a transient worker on my property to begin with like Mr. Smart did. As far as you looking down your nose at those who don't simply post how sad for the little girl...this is an old story and we are over the grief.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. dictionary


    November 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SweetAssTarts

    Man, religously whacked out chicks are so hot, I just want to drill them back to reality.

    November 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. W.G.

    It´s a real tragedy , but hey anybody wanting to know about mormons should go to

    November 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |