Paul, Ruben Flores appear in court following arrests in Kristin Smart case

HELP? KRISTEN SMARTS REMAINS HAVE YET TO BE FOUND BUT DISTRICT ATTORNEY. DAN DOW SAYS THEY HAVE THE PROOF THEY NEED TO MOVE. WORD. THEY ARE COMPLICATED THEY’RE DIFFICULT, BUT WE DON’T MAKE A DECISION TO FILE UNLESS WE BELIEVE WE CAN PROVE THE CASE ALL FLOOR IS SEEN HERE MOMENTS AFTER HE HAD BEEN HANDCUFFED IN CHARGE WITH KRISTEN SMART’S MURDER TUESDAY MORNING IS ALSO SUSPECTED OF ATTEMPTING TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT THE STOCKTON NATIVE THE SAN LUIS OBISPO DA IS NOW ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP. HE BELIEVES FLORES MAY HAVE VICTIMIZED MORE WOMEN. WE DO HAVE EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE THAT LEADS US TO CONCLUDE THAT THEY’RE VERY WELL MAY BE ADDITIONAL VICTIMS IN THE SOUTHERN. CALIFORNIA AREA DOW SAYS FLOORS WAS KNOWN TO VISIT MANY SAN PEDRO AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY BARS OVER THE PAST 16 YEARS AS WE NEED ALL THE INFORMATION WE CAN AND WE WANT YOU IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION THAT’S HELPFUL TO COME FORWARD FLORES HAS LONG BEEN THE SOLE PERSON OF INTEREST IN SMARTS 1996 DISAPPEARANCE THE TWO HAD BEEN CLASSMATES AT CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO. HE WAS THE LAST PERSON TO HAVE BEEN SEEN WITH IT. THEN 19 YEAR OLD WE ONLY BELIEVE THAT MR. FLORES DORM ROOM WAS THE CRIME SCENE DOW WOULD NOT DISCUSS THE SPECIFIC EVIDENCE THAT LED TO PAULS AND HIS RUBENS ARREST. HOWEVER, AUTHORITIES HAVE SEARCHED THIS ARROYO GRANDE PROPERTY WHICH BELONGS TO REUBEN AT LEAST THREE TIMES. PAUL’S DAD IS SUSPECTED OF HELPING HIS SON HIDE SMART’SPREM YET TO FIND WE HAVE EVIDENCE WHERE WE BELIEVE THERE’S A LOCATION WHERE MISS SMART WAS TAKEN KAY RECEIVED KCRA. NEWS ONE QUESTION ASKED TODAY WAS IF RUBEN FLORES’S WIFE SUSAN WAS ANYWAY INVOLVED IN THIS CASE. OR AS A MURDER AND REUBEN FLORES TO ACCESSORY TO MURDER. WE DON’T HAVE EVIDENCE SUFFICIENT TO CHARGE ANYONE ELSE AT THIS TIME. BUT AS I SAID, THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING IF IT WERE TO LEAD TO OTHER SUSPECTS, WE WILL FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE WHEN THAT BECOMES AVAILABLE. SUSAN FLORES THAT A MONTH AGO THAT NEITHER SHE NOR HER FAMILY HAD ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR A SMART DISAPPEARANCE PAUL AND RUBENS FIRST QUARTER PARENTS IS SET FOR TOMORROW AT 8:30 AM AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY WE REAC

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Paul, Ruben Flores appear in court following arrests in Kristin Smart case

Paul and Ruben Flores, the two men facing charges in connection with the 1996 disappearance of Stockton native Kristin Smart, appeared in court via Zoom on Monday. Paul, Smart’s classmate from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, was arrested on murder charges, while his father Ruben was charged as an accessory. Both pleaded not guilty.The preliminary hearing is set to begin July 6, where both sides will be able to present their cases before a judge. Prosecutors said they expect the hearing to take 12 days.RELATED | Kristin Smart Timeline: From California college student’s 1996 disappearance to 2021 arrests

Paul and Ruben Flores, the two men facing charges in connection with the 1996 disappearance of Stockton native Kristin Smart, appeared in court via Zoom on Monday.

Paul, Smart’s classmate from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, was arrested on murder charges, while his father Ruben was charged as an accessory. Both pleaded not guilty.

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The preliminary hearing is set to begin July 6, where both sides will be able to present their cases before a judge. Prosecutors said they expect the hearing to take 12 days.

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