Excavation Underway for Kristin Smart, Who Disappeared in 1996

It's been 20 years since 19-year-old Kristin Smart, a freshman at California Polytechnic State University, disappeared. Now, an excavation project is underway on campus in hopes of finding her remains.
1:31 | 09/09/16

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This morning a possible break in the twenty year mystery surrounding a college freshman disappearance. Investigators digging up the campus hillside searching for her remains it's definitely been tough we don't have closure. We don't know what happened and it's been twenty asks mrs. Smart was just nineteen years old when she vanished after a party at cal poly in 1986. According to investigators this man Paul Flores. Offered to walk her home and was the last person seen with her. Flores remains a person of interest in the case but has never been charged or arrested and maintains his innocence now we haven't had any recent. Contact have you maintained contact with him though like you've always known his whereabouts and taken on in from time to time. Yes shortly after her disappearance the trail went cold and though her body was ever found she was presumed dead 2002. Kristen smartly in that dorm right there. And now when he years later investigators think it's possible that her body might be on that hillside just a few hundred yards away. Investigators are now entering their third day of excavation on the cal poly campus earlier this year the FBI flying in three specialized dogs trained at Quantico. To assist in the search. Desperate for answers smart's family has let this billboard up. For two decades. Speaking up and cherry any information is really helpful looking for leads them to help my inclusion and bring my sister and.

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