North American Missing Persons Network
Kristin Denise Smart

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Above Images: Smart, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 25, 1996 from San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 20, 1977
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 125-160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown; dyed a dark blonde.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Had a tan at the time of
    disappearance. Dental x-rays are available.
  • Clothing: Grey half T-shirt, black vinyl surfing shorts, and red/white
    "Puma" athletic shoes.
  • AKA: "Roxy"; "Scritter".
  • NCIC Number: M-932737590
  • Case Number: 960610965

  • Details of Disappearance
    On May 25, 1996, Kristin Denise Smart was a freshman student at California Polytechnic State University near San Luis Obispo, California, and was 19 years of age. She was last seen just before 2:00 a.m. walking to her dorm room with Paul Flores, a 20 year old male student who reportedly had just met Kristin at an off-campus party a few blocks away. Both had reportedly been drinking alcohol. Flores has said that he separated from Kristin near his dorm room, and reported that she walked the short distance to her dorm room alone. Kristin did not return to her room and has not contacted family or friends since that time. She did not have identification, money or extra clothing when she disappeared.

    Flores was reportedly seen with a black eye later in the day on May 25. When questioned about Smart's whereabouts by authorities, Flores claimed that he continued walking to his own dormitory and last saw Smart on Grand Avenue shortly after her other friend departed. Flores told several different stories to law enforcement regarding how he received his injury.

    Flores has since refused to speak with or cooperate with the Sheriff's Department regarding the disappearance of Kristin Smart. Flores is the prime suspect in Smart's disappearance, but authorities do not have enough evidence to charge him in the case.

    Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department
    Detective Dave Kenny
    (805) 781-4500
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Los Angeles Office
    (805) 934-2444

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    National Center for Missing Adults
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department
    Find Kristin Smart
    The Modesto Bee