Still Missing CA - Kristin Smart, 19, San Luis Obispo, 25 May 1996 *arrests* #2

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  1. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    BBM was that there before? i totally agree fwiw but shocked he said that.
     


  2. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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  3. Tabulator

    Tabulator Well-Known Member

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    I have been waiting all day to respond to this thread - thank-you, thank-you, and thank-you to all the members who posted information today about the arrests! You guys rock!

    It is about freakin' time PF and his father got arrested on murder, conspiracy, and conspiracy to evade LE! It has been WAY too long that PF has been free! I have long believed in his guilt and that members of his family assisted him in covering up the crime. He was just a 19-year old failing college student when he murdered Kristin and would have needed help moving her body and cleaning up the crime scene. Since then, the Flores family have done everything possible to thwart law enforcement and evade justice. Today has been a long time coming!

    Personally, I think they have Kristin's watch - and with the information from the outstanding "In Your Backyard" podcast - law enforcement was able to link it to Kristin with DNA. This might be why it took a few months between the last search and the arrests this morning. Any thoughts?

    It is a good day for the Smart family and all those who have followed and advocated for Kristin - not so great for the Flores family, however inevitable. Unfortunately, I don't believe PF or RF will give any type of statement or assistance to LE to locate Kristin's remains. To me, that is one of the most despicable and cruelest parts of this crime. Any person who would keep a family from the remains of their loved one deserves all the punishment they get.

    Again, thank you to all of the amazing posters today... I was unable to pull away and respond to the thread and you guys kept up the excellent information and reports. I heart Websleuths!
     
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  4. Quiet Time

    Quiet Time Well-Known Member

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  5. jgfitzge

    jgfitzge It's complicated! No, It really isn't

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    loser parents beget loser kids
     
  6. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    On September 6, 2016, officials from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office announced they were investigating a new lead in the case.[13] Cadaver dogs from the FBI were brought in and investigators were preparing to spend approximately four days excavating an area on the Cal Poly campus.[13] After three days, items were found at all three dig sites located on the same hillside near Smart's dorm. A spokesman for the sheriff's office said, "The items are being analyzed to see whether they are connected to the case, which could take days, weeks or months".[14] The items uncovered are still being investigated as of 2020.[15]

    Disappearance of Kristin Smart - Wikipedia

    eta:The Kristin Smart disappearance
     
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  7. lawandorder

    lawandorder For truth and justice

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    PF's father is 80 something? He will probably spend the rest of his life in jail. Hope he and his son rot.
     
  8. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    (link via @rkendmar)

    Paul Flores booked on murder charge in Kristin Smart case
    https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/slo-sheriff-to-make-major-announcement-in-kristin-smart-case


    “UPDATE (2:05 p.m.) San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson held a press conference at Cal Poly on Tuesday afternoon to officially announce the arrest of Paul Flores for the murder of Kristin Smart.

    Cal Poly was the last place the 19-year-old freshman was seen alive nearly 25 years ago.

    Sheriff Parkinson laid out the recent timeline leading to Flores's arrest. He explained that in late 2016, investigators got ahold of evidence that identified Flores as the prime suspect in Kristin's disappearance.“







     
  9. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    More videos for reference (*there are several other videos on YT - in the interest of brevity and nonrepetition, just posting a few of them, but wanted to note for reference that there are others out there.)





     
  10. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    Sheriff Parkinson explained that he couldn't answer specific questions about what evidence they've found but he could say that they haven't found Kristin.
     
  12. Emi

    Emi CSKA Sofia fan!!! Huge Golden State Warriors fan!

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    Emi CSKA Sofia fan!!! Huge Golden State Warriors fan!

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  14. crhedBngr

    crhedBngr Attempting to Keep Calm and Carry On.

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    Wonderful that these two "people" have been arrested - it's about time!

    What a waste of a promising young life. We see too many promising lives being snuffed out; too few perps busted.

    Glad KS and her Family and Friends will hopefully get some closure on this case! Of course, finding KS would add to that sense of closure, tremendously.

    Prayers going up for KS' Family and Friends.

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    JMVHO.
     
  15. rkendmar

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    Family of Kristin Smart releases statement following arrest of Paul Flores
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The family of Kristin Smart, a Cal Poly student who has been missing for nearly 25 years, has released a statement following the arrest of Paul Flores who now faces murder charges in Kristin's death.

    Flores was arrested Tuesday along with his father, Ruben Flores. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson said Paul Flores faces murder charges for Kristin's death and Ruben Flores faces one count of accessory to the crime. Parkinson said investigators have yet to recover Smart's remains but insisted that the department would not stop until her remains are recovered and returned to her family.

    The complete statement from the Smart family can be read below:

    Family of Kristin Smart releases statement following arrest of Paul Flores | NewsChannel 3-12
     
  16. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    “We are pleased that Kristin’s case has now moved to the district attorney’s office, where we know we will be in good hands, and look forward to the day when there will be ‘justice’ for Kristin.“
     
  17. crhedBngr

    crhedBngr Attempting to Keep Calm and Carry On.

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    Yes. Unfortunately.

    JMVHO.
     
  18. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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  19. Caring4Many

    Caring4Many Verified Insider-Rose Marie Gayhart Case

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    This clip from a larger video is something I can’t stop thinking of. What kind of person is one who acts in this manner? This is something that thankfully is on record and available when they try to use any sort of defense that includes pretending to be remorse, humane or helpful.
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    Part of me thinks that Ermalinda may spill the beans to reduce her father’s sentence, but then I also believe she and Susan could see charges. I’m on the fence. I want them all to be held responsible and I want the Smart family to have Kristin brought home. I also kind of want to see this family all turn on each other just because they don’t deserve any form of comfort IMO.
     
  20. jgfitzge

    jgfitzge It's complicated! No, It really isn't

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    Congratulations Ruben, you raised a fine boy and installed in him your values...You must be very proud of him and all that he accomplished /s
     

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