Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Now Living In Run-Down Home Close To Elementary School

Elizabeth smart kidnapper wanda barzee living in Utah home elementary school
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Jan. 4 2019, Updated 9:50 a.m. ET

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Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper Wanda Barzee is currently living in a run-down home in Utah just two blocks away from an elementary school following her prison release, can exclusively report.

A corrections official in Utah confirmed to Radar on Thursday, December 27 that the child snatcher is now living in downtown Salt Lake City.

Barzee is expected to comply by the laws of the state due to her severe charges as acting as her husband Brian David Mitchell’s accomplice in the kidnapping and torturing of Smart. As a sex offender, Barzee will not be allowed on the premises of licensed daycare or preschools, primary/secondary schools, community parks and/or playgrounds open to the public.

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However, Radar has uncovered that the 73-year-old lives two tenths of a mile away from an elementary school offering pre-kindergarten through fifth grade classes.

As Radar readers know, Barzee was released from prison on September 19. Hours later, the kidnapper reportedly surfaced at a Salt Lake City hotel and terrified guests and staff. The disturbance resulted in police response.

Following the hotel run-in, Barzee was moved to a jail rehab center in the area.

Smart, 30, will likely not approve of Barzee's new residential location. Earlier this year she expressed fear that Barzee would track her down after being freed. The kidnapper was ordered not to contact her former victim after her release.

Smart, a mother of three, believes Barzee is still dangerous. In June, the survivor said that Barzee still carried around the same bizarre book Mitchell read during her captivity.

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“In this manuscript were the ‘revelations’ Mitchell ‘received’ from God to kidnap myself and 6 other young girls to all become his wives,” Smart claimed.

Barzee’s first photo after her release showed her appearing old and haggard. Mitchell's wife participated in the rape and torturing of Smart for nine months before she was rescued by police.

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