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The True Story Of Elizabeth Shoaf, The 14-Year-Old ‘Girl In The Bunker’ Who Escaped Her Kidnapper By Sending A Text

After Elizabeth Shoaf was abducted by 36-year-old Vinson Filyaw, she did everything she could to escape — and eventually succeeded when she stole his phone to send a text to her mom.

Elizabeth Shoaf

For 10 harrowing days in September 2006, 14-year-old Elizabeth Shoaf was held in an underground bunker by a rapist named Vinson Filyaw.

Filyaw had posed as a police officer and “arrested” Shoaf just after she had gotten off the school bus. Then, he led her through the woods to a dank bunker, where he sexually assaulted her repeatedly for days. Read the full story here ▶