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Ed Smart Speaks with Family of Missing Student

Ed Smart Speaks with Family of Missing Student

Posted - May 27, 2004 at 4:37 p.m.



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Richard Piatt ReportingThe growing anxiety for Brooke Hilberger's family and friends has another Utah connection. Ed Smart says the family has contacted him for advice.

The truth is there are very few people who have much to say about what to do and what to expect when a loved one is missing. The Smarts, and their Utah media advisors, are among those who do.

Feelings of dread about what's not known rushed back to Ed Smart when he spoke with Brooke's mother last night.

Ed Smart, Spoke With Hilberger Family: "She was amazing at how well she was dealing with it. I felt she was dealing with it better than Lois and I."

Just like two summers ago here, scores of volunteers were today searching the thickly wooded areas near Corvalis, Oregon for the blonde, young Latter-day Saint, Brooke.

Ed Smart, Spoke With Hilberger Family: "The hope and support you have from the community is what helps you think you're going to find her, she's out there somewhere, and she's going to come back to the family."

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