DALLAS -- Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped in 2002 and missing for nine months, was in Dallas on Monday to tell law enforcement workers about her "sojourn into hell" and urge investigators to never give up on finding a missing child.
"We can never do enough when it comes to bringing a child home," said Smart, now 23. "Never doubt your efforts or give up on that child because that one child you save could have been me."
She was the keynote speaker at the Crimes Against Children Conference. About 3,000 police officers, physicians, attorneys and social workers from all 50 states and many other countries are attending the four-day event, which is not open to the public.