Elizabeth Smart Gets Engaged

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Elizabeth Smart Gets Engaged

Elizabeth Smart, the girl who made headlines after being kidnapped from her home in 2002 at the age of 14, is getting engaged.

According to People.com, Smart's father, Ed Smart, confirmed the news to the publication on Friday.

"We're very excited for her," Ed said. "She told us last Saturday. I wasn't really surprised. We're looking forward to her moving on to this next stage and leading a very happy life."

Despite Ed disclosing news of his 24-year-old daughter's engagement, he remains mum on any wedding details, including the identity of her fiance, as he states his daughter "wants to keep it very private and feels very strongly about that right now."

Chris Thomas, a rep for Smart, can't confirm any details either but said, "I know they're looking at a summer wedding. They're still in the process of planning the wedding, and there are a lot of details to still be worked out."

On June 5, 2002, Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah home and was found nine months later on March 12, 2003 in Sandy, Utah, in the home of Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee. Mitchell was convicted of Smart's kidnapping in 2010 and is currently serving a life sentence. Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Smart currently works with ABC News as a contributor for stories that involve missing persons and child abductions.

Elizabeth Smart Joins ABC News as Contributor on Missing Person Stories