Find Missing Kristin Denise Smart!

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Find Missing Kristin Smart!

Find Missing Kristin Smart!

Find missing Kristin Smart!
She has not been seen in over 20 years.
Presumed to have voluntarily disappeared
She is believed to be a crime victim.
WHat if she had been given
The benefit of the doubt from the start?

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Details

Find missing Kristin Denise Smart! She has never been seen since May 25, 1996. Kristin is missing out of San Luis Obispo, California. At her disappearance, Kristin was 19 years old. She was born on February 20 and would be 40 years old today. When she vanished, Kristin was 6’1″ and weighed 145 pounds. She is a Caucasian female. Her hair is dark blonde and her eyes are brown. Smart went by the nicknames Roxy and Scritter.
At the time of her disapperance, she had a tan. When last seen, Smart was wearing a light gray cropped t-shirt. She was also wearing black nylon surfing or running shorts. Kristin was also wearing red and white Puma sneakers.

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Circumstances

Kristin Smart was a student at California Polytechnic State University. It is better known as CalPoly. And it is in San Luis Obispo, California 1996. She majored in architecture. At the time, Kristin departed from an off-campus party and headed for her university dorm. She did this at approximately 1:30 and 2:00 A.M. on May 25, 1996. At the party, Smart was acting as if she was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. When she left the gathering, Kristin was having trouble walking. A female acquaintance and another student from CalPoly had accompanied Kristin. Paul Flores was the CalPoly student. And this was when she was leaving the party.

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Paul Flores
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Paul Flores

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At the Point of Her Disappearance

Who is Paul Flores? At the time, he was a food science major at CalPoly in 1996. Kristin Smart apparently met Flores at the party earlier in the evening. Her friend separated from Smart at the Intersection of Perimeter Road and Grand Avenue. This took place on the college campus. Allegedly, Flores told Smart’s friend that he would take Kristin to her home. At this point, Kristin Smart was last seen walking north on Grand Avenue with Flores. She was headed to Muir Hall, which was her dormitory. Smart was never heard from again. Kristin was not carrying any identification with her when she went missing. Nor was she carrying any cash or personal belongings.

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Initial Aftermath

Reports state that Flores was seen with a black eye later in the day. This was on May 25. When authorities questioned Flores about Smart’s whereabouts, Flores claimed that he kept on walking to his own university dorm. And he claimed that he last saw her on Grand Avenue shortly after her other friend departed. Flores kept changing his story when he talked with law enforcement. These inconsistencies regarded how he received his injury. At one time, he claimed that he had hurt his eye playing basketball with a friend. But the friend told authorities that Flores had had the bruise when he arrived to the game.

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More Investigation

Paul Flores was confronted with his life. When this was done, he changed his story. He told police that he hurt his eye while working on a truck at his father’s home. Allegedly, he told another friend that he did not know how he got the black eye. He “just woke up with it,” he claimed. Kristin’s roommate contacted police later in the morning of of May 25. She was worried that Kristin had not returned to her dormitory. This roommate had been at the room the night Kristin was last seen. And she never saw Smart get back home.

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Delayed Missing Persons Report

Kristin’s clothing, toiletries, cosmetics, medicine and identification were left behind. THey were undisturbed in her room. There is no evidence that she she made it back there. For four days, authorities refused to take any missing persons report on Smart. Hers was a Memorial Day disappearance. And it was the weekend and college students often take impromptu vacations at that time. Kristin’s parents have criticized authorities for their delay in getting involved in their daughter’s case. They believe that because of this, authorities lost valuable evidence. Police admit that their delay has hindered the investigation.

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Fall-Out 4 Flores

Shortly after Kristin disappeared, Flores dropped out of CalPoly. He was making poor grades and was in danger of dropping out of the university. And he had been arrested for driving while intoxicated. He lost his driver’s license. He removed his belongings from his dormitory room at Santa Lucia Hall prior to law enforcement’s search of the premises. Authorities used cadaver dogs. They led authorities to Flore’s mattress in his former room during the investigation. But no additional evidence was located at the time.

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Investigating Paul Flores

Since 1996, investigators have repeatedly questioned Paul Flores concerning Kristin Smart’s case. But he has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions. Investigators have offered him plea deals. He was given the opportunity to plead guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter. And he was asked to reveal the location of Smart’s body. He was offered a reduced sentence of a six-year prison term. He refused the offer.Flores remains the prime and only suspect in Smart’s disappearance. But authorities lack the evidence needed to charge him in her disappearance.

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Family Advocacy

The Smart family have fought persistently to get investigators to build a case against Paul Flores. Dennis Mahon is a friend of the Smarts. He has published a website which gives Flores’ address and tracks him whenever he moves to a new place. The Flores family him. And he was jailed at least once for violating it. In 2005, Flores’ mother and her boyfriend sued Smart’s parents. They also sued Mahon. They alleged harassment, severe emotional distress, and loss of incomes because of these actions.

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Further Legal Actions

Kristin’s case remains open and unsolved. In May 2001, her family held a memorial service for her. They did this in June 2003. In May 2002, Kristin was declared legally dead. Smart’s family tried to sue Paul Flores for their loved one’s wrongful death. But Flores pleaded his Fifth Amendment rights. And in 1996, the civil case against him was dropped. This was right before the proceedings. Smart’s family has since revived the suit. But it hasn’t yet been brought to trial. They continue to persuade Flores to speak to authorities. They request that he provide any information he has concerning Smart’s disappearance.

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More Investigation

Paul Flores has no record of violent crimes. But since Smart disappeared, he has been charged with drunk driving three times. This is in addition to the charge from before she vanished. People who knew Flores while he was a student at CalPoly, stated that he drank heavily in 1996. And he had a tendency to become obnoxious when he got drunk. And he wasn’t well-liked by the other students. In 2003, suggestions were made that linked Scott Peterson to Kristin Smart.

Peterson’s wife, Laci, disappeared on Christmas Eve 2002. In May 2003, her torso was found in the Pacific Ocean. Peterson was later convicted of murdering her. Both Laci and Scott Peterson attended CalPoly. Both of them were seniors at the school when Smart disappeared. Police investigated all this. But they could find nothing linking him to Smart’s disappearance. And they announced this.

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Let’s Help Bring Her Home

Who was Kristin Smart? Her family describes her as friendly, generous, and a competitive swimmer. She has traveled to many places. These include Hawaii and South America. Smart had originally enrolled at the University of of California in Santa Barbara. But she transferred to CalPoly early in her freshman year. Foul play is suspected because of the circumstances. Kristin’s family are searching for her body, in order to bring her home. And they need to be able to give her a proper burial.

Below are many options to contact authorities if you have information that can solve Kristin Smart’s disappearance. This includes links to websites below, as well as ways to contact the FBI. THey are also investigating her case. Kristin Smart has never been found.

On their Facebook page, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department has posted about this case.

Have information? Contact the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. You can call them at: (805) 781-4500.
You can contact the Los Angeles FBI Office at: (805) 934-2444.

***UPDATED ARTICLE*** Paul Flores is alleged to have sexually assaulted other women before and after Kristin disappeared. Click here to read the article.

There is a website, owned and maintained by Dennis Mahon, is devoted to Kristin Smart. He appears to be the lead investigator on her case. This website has tons of information on the investigation and the suspect in her case. Click here to visit this website.

Kristin’s family have set up the Kristin Smart Scholarship Fund. It is designed to honor her memory by allowing other students to pursue their dreams. click here and learn more.

Currently, there is a campaign to find Kristin’s body. It is called “Dig Up the Yard.” An entire website is devoted to this heartbreaking campaign. click here and learn more.

You can contact the FBI tip line at: 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324)

You can submit a tip to the FBI online. Click here to do so.

You can locate and contact your local FBI office. Click here to locate your local FBI office.

The top photo and additional information are provided courtesy of Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The information about Kristin Smart and extra images are based on her Charley Project page. I have adapted a remixed it. And it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0 License

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