This case really sticks with me – and has for a long time – but there HAS been recent updates kind of and we need to talk about it!
If you aren’t aware of Kristin Smart let me fill you in real fast.
Kristin has been missing since the early morning hours of May 25, 1996. An giant search of the campus turned up few clues but not many. Fellow student and party-goer Paul Flores was the last person to see her and is the prime suspect in this still-open case.
At around 2AM on May 25, 1996 the birthday party Kristin was attending had ended and party-goers dispersed, Kristin included. She was apparently so drunk that she passed out on the neighbor’s front yard. A Few friends and a man named Paul Flores found her and offered to help walk Kristin back to the campus while Paul even allowed her to lean on him for support since she was still tipsy. One man, Tim, said goodnight to the group and let Cheryl, Kristin, and Paul head back to the dorms together.
Eventually, the group of three arrived near the dorms. Cheryl lived further down the block from Kristin, so she asked if Paul wanted to see Kristin safely to her room. Paul agreed to walk her to her room and said goodbye to Cheryl. However, Paul claimed that the two parted ways that night, each going to their respective dorm rooms. Many suspected foul play on behalf of Paul.
Now according to KSBY News there has been some sort of updates!
There was a search at Ruben Flores’ house – who is the father of Paul Flores.
Paul has been the main suspect since 1996 and on March 16 – March 17 a blue tent could be seen set up near the home’s back deck Tuesday morning, a section of lattice below the deck had been removed, and investigators with shovels could be seen removing orange buckets from the area. They also used ground-penetrating radar was used to search around the deck.
This case is still considered ACTIVE and ONGOING.
In 2020 they found “items of interest” having to do with Kristin and Paul but they haven’t said much about that either – but whatever happened recently is intriguing…. especially the digging.
According to another news article by KSBY Susan Flores, Pauls mother, has spoken up about Paul.
She was quoted saying “We have no responsibility for her disappearance and what happened to that young woman, and I’ve said it in a court of law.”
But it’s hard to believe her when all the information stacks up as everything pointing to Paul…. but really, what do we know?
What do you think happened to Kristin Smart?
Let us know!