Paul Flores and his father Ruben were officially charged with the murder of student Kristin Smart
Dow urged anyone with information about Paul to come forward, especially if they knew of “assaults or other acts” the now 44-year-old may have committed in the past. Those with information can call 805-549-7867 or go online at slo.tips.org.
Paul is being held without bail while his father’s bail has been set at $ 250,000 despite being held in a prison in Arroyo Grande, California. Both are expected to appear in court on Thursday April 15 for their respective court hearings.
E! The news was directed to Paul and Ruben’s lawyers, respectively. Robert Sanger and Harold Mesickbut they declined to comment.
On Tuesday April 13, the Smart family issued a statement recognizing the “bittersweet” nature of the arrests 24 years after their daughter’s disappearance. The statement read in part: “The knowledge that, despite our desperate requests for help, a father and son could have withheld this terrible secret for nearly 25 years and denied us the opportunity to lay our daughter to rest is a relentless and unforgiving one Pain We trust the justice system now and move forward, comforted by the knowledge that Kristin has been held in the hearts of so many and that she has not been forgotten. “