New courtroom paperwork are shedding gentle on how Ruben Flores allegedly assisted his son, Paul, within the homicide of Kristin Smart.
According to a county probation report seen by The San Luis Obispo Tribune, investigators imagine Smart’s physique, who disappeared from a California college in 1996, was initially buried within the yard of Ruben’s Arroyo Grande dwelling. The paperwork state that investigators “are in possession of biological evidence that makes them believe the victim was buried underneath (Ruben Flores’) deck at one time.”
Authorities have but to discover Smart’s stays, however the report reveals they’re in possession of “damning evidence that a body had been buried in that location and then recently moved.”
The 2019 podcast Your Own Backyard introduced renewed consideration to the case, in addition to Ruben and Paul’s potential involvement. Host Chris Lambert shared accounts from folks related to the Flores household in November 2020, revealing suspicions that Ruben and Flores knew of Kristin’s whereabouts.
Last month, detectives searched Ruben’s dwelling utilizing cadaver canine and ground-penetrating radar, in accordance to The Los Angeles Times. A week later, detectives arrested Paul and Ruben and confirmed “forensic, physical evidence” was found on the property.