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Elizabeth Smart overjoyed to hear of women

FILE - This is a Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 file photo of  Elizabeth Smart as she speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family.  At age 14, Smart was snatched from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah in June 2002 by Brian David Mitchell, who did odd jobs for the family. Tormented over nine months by Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, Smart was freed after she was recognized in March 2003 while in public with Mitchell and Barzee. He is serving a life sentence and Barzee 16 years in prison.  (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)
FILE - This is a Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 file photo of Elizabeth Smart as she speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. At age 14, Smart was snatched from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah in June 2002 by Brian David Mitchell, who did odd jobs for the family. Tormented over nine months by Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, Smart was freed after she was recognized in March 2003 while in public with Mitchell and Barzee. He is serving a life sentence and Barzee 16 years in prison. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says she's overjoyed to hear about the happy ending for the Cleveland women who escaped Monday after being missing a decade.

Smart said Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America that the ordeal highlights the importance of the public staying alert and vigilant. She advised the women to focus on moving forward and let go of the past. Smart says it's also important for others to respect the privacy of those women as they recover from the decade-long ordeal.

Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003.

On Monday in downtown Cleveland, three women who vanished a decade ago were found.

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