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Elizabeth Smart Engaged

Former kidnap victim will get married next summer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2012 5:11 PM CST
Former Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Is Engaged in Utah
This May 25, 2011, file photo shows Elizabeth Smart talking to the media in front of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City.   (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)

(Newser) – Nice news out of Utah: Elizabeth Smart is engaged, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. The 24-year-old BYU senior will marry in the summer, says a spokesman. Don't expect many details about the groom—the Tribune thinks he's a fellow Mormon named Matthew Gilmour—or the wedding. Smart, who famously survived 9 months as a kidnap victim in 2002-03, plans to keep her private life private. She will, however, be vocal in her work on behalf of victimized kids.

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"She is going to be involved in child advocacy work for a long, long time and really decided that she wants to keep her husband and [future] children out of the public spotlight," says the spokesman. (Read more Elizabeth Smart kidnapping stories.)

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