Elisabeth Smart shares his sincere point of view on Gabby Petitois death.
On Wednesday October 13, Elizabeth was the guest of Facebook Watch Red table, where the 33-year-old kidnapping survivor told co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris how situations like Gabby’s make her feel. Gabby was confirmed dead on September 21 after her remains were found following a trip across the country with her fiance Brian Laundry.
“In Gabby’s case in particular, I mean, I was alive and came home, and hers, tragically, didn’t end that way,” Elizabeth said. “But knowing what it’s like to be on the other side, and potentially what could have happened and what could have led to her final moments, and probably understand a lot of what she was feeling, it’s heartbreaking. “
When Jada asked her if she always had hope of being saved, Elizabeth replied with a smile, “I always wanted to be saved. I don’t know if I always had hope. there were some pretty dark times, that’s for sure. ” Elizabeth was kidnapped from her Utah home in June 2002 at the age of 14 before being returned to her family nine months later.