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Ep 12: Kristin Smart

This podcast was an awesome resource, full of interviews with people who know the people involved in this case. I would highly recommend giving it a listen!

This podcast was an awesome resource, full of interviews with people who know the people involved in this case. I would highly recommend giving it a listen!

Based on the information in this affidavit, Kristin Smart is deceased and either died in Paul Flores, dormitory room or was placed there for an unknown period of time.  Based on the information in this affidavit, Paul Flores is responsible for or has direct knowledge of Kristin Smart’s disappearance and/or death.  Reasonable cause exists to believe that Kristin Smart’s body is buried in the back yard of [address redacted]. This belief if based on the following:

​1. Kristin Smart left behind all of her personal property, including but not limited to: personal identification, personal toiletries, and clothing;

2. Kristin Smart has not been seen or been in contact with anyone since the date of her disappearance;

​3. Paul Flores admitted to and was identified as being the last person to be seen with Kristin Smart on the date she disappeared; 

​4. Paul Flores made inconsistent statements to investigators about an eye injury he received on or about  the date Kristin Smart disappeared and, in fact, admitted that he lied to investigators about how he sustained the injury.  A person who is not involved in the disappearance of Kristin Smart would have no reason to deliberately withhold information or make inconsistent statements or lie to the investigators.

​5. Court certified cadaver dogs from CARDA alerted on Paul Flores, room and more specifically on the mattress used by Paul Flores.  These dogs walked through the dormitory, passing by numerous other rooms, and did not alert on any room but Room #128 where Paul Flores resided.

​6. Susan Flores’ neighbor, Lauri Quinn, saw Paul Flores and his father, Ruben Flores constructing lattice work in the backyard of [address redacted]. After the construction was completed, Lauri Quinn saw newly installed lattice work and flower boxes.

​7. Mary and Joseph Lassiter deposed they found an earring in the backyard of 529 [address redacted] with an unknown red substance on it.

​8. Joseph Lassiter deposed that within six months of renting the residence [address redacted], flower boxes and cement steps were installed.  Joseph Lassiter deposed that one of the flower boxes is approximately six feet long.  The bottom of this flowerbox is cement.

​7. Phillip Sheppard, an experienced cement worker said that the presence of cement in the bottom of the flowerbox is suspicious in that the flowerbox in the backyard of [address redacted] will not support healthy plant growth without proper drainage.

​8. Cadaver dogs showed interest in a corner of the backyard at [address redacted].

​9. Gary Mann conducted GPR search of the backyard at 529 [address redacted] and discovered a man-made excavation approximately six feet long and five and one-half feet deep.  Since Gary Mann was inexperienced, he could not verify his findings.

​10. Gary Mann noted that the dirt in the the backyard at 529 [address redacted] was disturbed and appeared to have been piled up next to a fence on which Gary Mann saw residual dirt.

​11. Gary Mann observed pieces of cement which were supposedly placed there by Paul Flores and his father, Ruben Flores, at or near the time Kristin Smart disappeared.

​12. Paul Flores sets the date for the construction of the cement work he did in the backyard at his mother’s house, [address redacted] to on or before June 19, 1996.  In that Paul Flores said he had to clean up, the actual construction took place at least several days before June 19, 1996.

​Based on the information in this affidavit, I believe that Kristin Smart is deceased and that her death and/or the disposal of her remains are a result of a criminal act.  Therefore, I request to search [address redacted] for Kristin Smart’s remains, personal effects and other items that constitute evidence pertaining to this case and previously mentioned in this affidavit.

“There is no evidence of any criminal activity,” Mike Kennedy of the Cal Poly Public Safety Department said. “It doesn’t look like she was the victim of a crime so we are pursuing this case as an adult missing under unusual circumstances.”

“There is no evidence of any criminal activity,” Mike Kennedy of the Cal Poly Public Safety Department said. “It doesn’t look like she was the victim of a crime so we are pursuing this case as an adult missing under unusual circumstances.”

“Most of what we have on campus is a student taking off for a long weekend and not telling anyone,” Kennedy said.

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