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Investigators Gather Evidence in Smart Case

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(KSL TV) Charges are expected to be filed today in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart.

Investigators say that they have gathered quite a bit of evidence against Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee, some of it coming from the campsite where Elizabeth spent the first few months of her captivity.

On Sunday Elizabeth showed the site to police -- revealing that the three had stayed in a concealed hole Mitchell dug himself or some kind of underground structure.

The site was very well concealed, so searchers on the ground or in the air never spotted anything out of the ordinary.

Chris Thomas/Family Spokesperson: "THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEARCHED THAT CANYON WHO DIDN'T SEE THEM, AND HAVE CARRIED ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF GUILT, AND CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT. THE FAMILY WANTS THEM TO KNOW THAT THEY DID THE RIGHT THING."

At the site investigators reportedly found an incredible amount of evidence including possibly the knife used in the kidnapping, and a rope.

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