This is part two of a 3 part series. Use can read part one by going here: Kristin Smart missing since 1996
The following story began as a way to inform my readers of the disappearance of Kristin Smart, but this story has so much more to it, that it could not be told in one article. I have separated it in to 3 parts. I want to thank Denise Smart, Kristin’s mother and Dennis Mahon for talking to me.
Kristin Smart: The Investigation
Paul Flores was questioned about Kristin’s disappearance. He told the police that the last time he saw Kristin was when she was walking towards her dorm room. The police also asked him about the black eye that he had. Flores first said his black eye was a result of a basketball injury, then that he just woke up with it, and lastly, he hurt it while working on a truck.
Flores’ dorm room was searched by campus police; but by the time they got there, Flores had already taken all of his belonging and left for the summer. The room was searched again by San Luis Obispo sheriffs with a cadaver dog that picked up a scent on the edge of Flore’s mattress and the telephone on the nightstand and a trash can in the room.
“At one point in time, there was a deceased human being in Flores’ dorm room,” said Lt. Steve Bolts of the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department. (See video)