Brian David Mitchell
In 2003, Brian David Mitchell, a wanderer also known as Emanuel, was spotted in Sandy, Utah, with two companions. One of the women with him was 15-year-old Elizabeth Smart, wearing a gray wig, sunglasses, and a veil to hide her identity. A one-time day laborer for the Smart family, Mitchell was the main suspect in Elizabeth’s kidnapping and had even been featured on America’s Most Wanted. For nearly a year, he and his wife, Wanda Barzee, had traveled from Salt Lake City to San Diego, California and back again—in plain sight the whole time. How were they able to pull it off? Testifying years later, Smart said that when police approached her to find out who she was, she was too scared to say anything.