529 EAST BRANCH STREET, AG, CA....ABOUT THAT BACKYARD...
NOTE: Steps 2 thru 9 are really just icing on the cake. The major important step is Step # 1. In Kristin's case - we already crossed the important thresh-hold of having an FBI Agent submit paperwork authorizing the Flores yard be dug up. A sitting judge signed off an that warrant and it was not done.
Steps 2 thru 9 only confirm what the FBI suspected way back in 2000.
Two Months before Kristin vanished...
Paul Flores Peeping Tom...
On March 27th, 1996, Officer Owen of the San Luis Obispo police department responded to a call from three Cal Poly co-eds. Three females were scared because someone had been harassing them.
The Police Report that Officer Owens files speaks for itself. The important sentence is highlighted in bold red.
San Luis Obispo Police Department
Crime Report 96086015
Probable Cause Statement:
Suspect(s) calls Victim(s) numerous times and hangs up.
I met with respondent (name omitted) and her roommates (name omitted) and (name omitted). They said they had been receiving anonymous phone calls for approximately the last six weeks. The calls occur primarily between 10:00am and noon.
There have been several between 10:00pm and midnight. At times there have been as many as eight calls in a row. The caller calls and says nothing. After the victim(s) say hello several times - they hang up.
The caller has also called the answering machine. During Spring break, the suspect called their answering machine so many times that it filled up the memory with nothing but hang up calls.
(Name omitted) said they have used the *69 callback feature of their phone. But the caller is using a phone that cannot be re-dialed. It is possible the phone is either long distance or a cell phone.
(Name omitted) went to Pacific Bell annoyance phone call bureau and received information. She said she needed a crime report case number to activate a trap on her line, which she intends to do.
I furnished the DR number so the trap may be sought.
I asked if she had any suspect(s) and she said no. She did mention that last December, around Christmas, a guy had climbed up her balcony and she suspected he attempted to break into her apartment.
She said that at that time police arrived and removed the man from the premises. She said that she did not want anything done that night because she had a headache and was feeling very bad.
I checked our records and revealed that Paul FLORES was the subject who was contacted at her apartment and advised to leave after being contacted for intoxication.
(Name omitted) said she had nothing to do with FLORES, but she saw him at a party in early March. She said at the party he tried to talk to her but she told him off in very strong words.
However, it should be noted that the phone calls had been occurring prior to the incident at the party.
Respondent also said calls were more frequent during the times they were studying for final exams.
The victim said she has an unlisted phone number but does not want to change the number since they will only be here till the end of the semester.
None. No voice contact with the caller.
Inactive, pending phone trap results.
OWEN 67605, JJ, 3/27/96 at 1525 hours.
'Roy' from the Farmers Market....
In the early 2000's, I was at the Thursday Evening Farmers's Market in SLO with a sign promoting Kristin's case when I was approached by a man named 'Roy'.
Roy had come to the Central Coast to do some work for Verizon as a sub-contractor and he was assigned to a local Verizon warehouse in San Luis Obispo County. He was at work early one morning when Ruben Flores, (Verizon employee and father of suspect Paul Flores), walked straight up to him and, in an unfriendly voice, said, "I guess you know who I am?"
Roy told me he was caught off guard and felt very uncomfortable. He told me that he looked at Ruben and said, "Well, it;'s kind of hard not to know who you are."
Ruben leaned into Roy and sternly said: "That bitch deserved to die!" That is all he said. He then turned and walked away.
Roy then got very emotional with me. He was angry that Ruben would say that to him and he was almost 'apologetic' because he wished he would have gotten back into Flores' face and lit him up.
"I was caught off-guard", Dennis, "Roy said to me." I should have done more that day but I didn't.
I thanked Roy for sharing his story with me and I reported it to the Sheriff's Department but I never heard any updates about it.
Clue # 9
Telling the Truth Falsely...
In the June 20th, 2000 Search Warrant, FBI Agent Jack Schafer referred to the expertise of Paul Ekman, Professor of Psychology at the University of California in San Francisco. Ekman authored this seminal book which trains investigators on how to tell when people are lying. He actually puts Professor Ekman and his book in the actual search warrant.
Read it for yourself here.
In the warrant, it says that on September 30th, 1996, an FBI Agent interviewed Flores' roommate, Derrick Tse. Tse told the FBI Agent that a week after Kristin vanished, Tse asked Paul Flores if he killed Kristin.
Flores responded: "Yes, I killed her and brought her to my mom's and she is still there".
Flores said it in a 'joking manner but Professor Ekman sees it differently:
December 1997 & The Birth of Social Media...
Some context - Kristin vanished before the new world was born via social media. It was like the dark ages back then.
In December of 1997, I met Denise Smart for the first time. She invited me to her home and I got to learn about Kristin for the first time. This was 18 months after Kristin vanished, however, it was still before Google, Facebook, and Twitter came along.
During that first meeting, Mrs. Smart told me that the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office no longer even bothered to return her phone calls. That was just a year and a half after her daughter vanished!
Things are different now as Mrs. Smart has a direct line to Sheriff Parkinson anytime she needs. Unfortunately, Sheriff Parkinson was not in office back in 1996.
People like Sergie Brin, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerburg, Jack Dorsey and Steve Jobs will have played a major role in finding Kristin when she is found because they [and people like them] are the ones who made it possible for missing people the world over to stay in front of people's collective consciousness.
If only the iPhone was invented 11 years earlier - the GPS alone would have solved her case in the first week.
Cadaver Dog Timeline...
Recent Amazon Activity
The Black Eye...
The first week....
Here is the anonymous tip...
Most recent Amazon Activity...
May 26th, 1996 2:00am...
Recent Amazon activity...[direct link]
Flores Attorney Jeffrey Radding...
May 25th, 1996
Special to Mustang News
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is offering students and faculty free legal counsel on the first and third Fridays of each month.
The free 15-minute legal consultations were created to give currently enrolled students and faculty answers to any legal questions they might have. “ASI contracts with a local San Luis Obispo attorney by the name of Jeff Radding,” said Michelle Broom, public relations coordinator for ASI. “For a few years now, he has made himself available for students, faculty, staff, any Cal Poly community member, for 15-minute free consultations regarding any legal issues you may have.”
The consultations, Broom says, can be the first step in helping a student solve issues they can’t resolve on their own.
“He can either talk to you about what your legal problem is, advise you on where you can go seek additional information, maybe even go seek additional legal help, or, for that matter, if it’s something he can help you with, he will also make himself available for a fee,” she said.
ASI saw a need for the resource after realizing most students are far from home and lack substantial knowledge of legal affairs.
“It was actually just something we realized that the students, specifically the students who may not have local resources, you know, their parents are out of town, needed,” Broom said. “We saw the need for a resource that they can come and talk to, for instance, if they’re having concerns with their landlord or an employer.”
Attorney Jeff Radding said he’s been practicing law for more than 25 years. He’s heard a range of questions from students and faculty he is able to offer help with.
“I would say the topics that come from both students and faculty range the whole breadth of possible legal issues, from landlord-tenant, to criminal, to immigration, to business — you name it,” he said.
The consultations are held in the ASI Business Office conference room in the Julian A. McPhee University Union (building 65), room 212.
Amazon for Kristin