Lifetime announces documentary on Jayme Closs case featuring Elizabeth Smart

Barron County (WQOW) – The story of Jayme Closs’ abduction and escape will be featured on national television and include new, exclusive interviews.

That’s according to a release from A+E Networks, the parent company of Lifetime.

The 90-minute documentary will be called Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case. It will premiere on Saturday April 27 at 7 p.m. Central Time on Lifetime.

According to A+E, it will feature Elizabeth Smart’s “exclusive interviews with key players in Jayme’s harrowing case and incredible rescue.” Smart will also bring together six well-known victims of abduction for a roundtable discussion.

Smart spoke in a packed Barron High School gym on March 15. Smart shared her story, an experience similar to what happened to Jayme. In 2002, the then-14 year old Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City home. She was missing for nine months. Smart didn’t just share her story, she used her story to help the Barron community move forward and to help Jayme find a way to her new normal.

Jake Patterson, the man accused of abducting Closs and killing her parents, pleaded guilty to those charges just last week.

MORE: Closs coverage

 

Kevin Millard

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