SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) –- For the second time in the past three months, authorities searched a San Pedro home belonging to a person of interest in the 1996 San Luis Obispo disappearance of Kristin Smart.
CBS Los Angeles reports that at around 7 a.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at the home of 43-year-old Paul Flores, located at 938 W. Upland Avenue.READ MORE: UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Reach 80% Containment on Fremont Fire Near Napa-Sonoma County Line
The warrant was for “specific items of evidence,” the sheriff’s department said. However, the exact purpose was sealed by a court.
In May of 1996, Kristin Smart of Stockton disappeared while a freshman at California Polytechnic State University. She was last seen leaving an off-campus party. Her body has never been found.READ MORE: NHL Clears Evander Kane In Gambling Probe; Faces New Allegations Of Spousal Abuse
Flores was a fellow student at Cal Poly at the time of Smart’s disappearance and is believed to be the last person to see her alive.
Back on Feb. 5, the FBI and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office (SLOCSO) searched Flores’ home. He was detained in an LASD squad SUV, handcuffed, questioned, and then released by deputies after signing some paperwork.
It was one of four search warrants served that day by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies. Two others were in San Luis Obispo County and the fourth was in Washington state.MORE NEWS: Posey, Bryant Lead Giants Past Padres, Increase NL West Lead To 2 Games
On Jan. 29, SLOCSO disclosed that it had taken two trucks into evidence that had belonged to family members of Flores back in 1996.