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Search warrant served in San Pedro linked to Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance

In February, authorities served search warrants at four locations in California and Washington in connection with the investigation.

Authorities served another search warrant on Wednesday at the San Pedro home of a former classmate of a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student who went missing nearly 24 years ago.

The warrant was served “for specific items of evidence at the Los Angeles County home of Paul Flores,” said Tony Cipolla of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department.

“Flores continues to be a person of interest in the disappearance of Kristin Smart in 1996,” Cipolla said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department assisted the San Luis Obispo County agency in serving the warrant.

In February, authorities served search warrants at four locations in California, including Flores’ home, and Washington in connection with the investigation.

“As with the search warrants in February, this current search warrant is sealed by the court,” Cipolla said. “We are precluded by law from disclosing any further details about them including items sought or recovered during the process.

“This continues to be an active and on-going investigation.”