Undersheriff Steve Bolts
I forget the year - bit it was probably 2002. I met with SLO Undersheriff Steve Bolts in his office at the Sheriff's Department. I asked him 'why' the backyard was not dug up during the June 20th, 2000 search warrant at Susan Flores' house.
'We took a vote, Dennis", he said. "I voted in favor of it but I was outvoted'.
Later, I shared the Undersheriff's response with an FBI agent close to Kristin's case and he blew a gasket. He was literally furious.
Another FBI Agent, Jack Schafer, would later send me an email describing the Sheriff's Department's effort that day as 'a lost opportunity'.