Former kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart to speak with Barron community Friday night

BARRON, WI– Its been two months since Jayme Closs was found alive in a northwest Wisconsin home and the area is still healing after the events.

Now, kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, who made national headlines when she escaped after being taken from her Salt Lake City home at the age of 14 in 2002, is scheduled to speak and share her experience with that community.

Back in January, Smart said in a statement to the Associated Press that Jayme will struggle to regain a sense of normalcy.

Smart is expected to discuss how to bring some peace to the region in wake of the high-profile double homicide-kidnapping, and how to move forward.

The event will take place at the Barron High School Gym from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

The event is free of charge.

Austin Haskins

Austin Haskins

Meteorologist/Web Producer

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