On Tuesday, after 26 years of waiting, Kristin Smart’s loved ones watched as Paul Flores was found guilty of murdering the missing Cal Poly student. But although her killer now faces 25 years to life in prison, the biggest question still remains: Where is Kristin?
“This case will not be over until Kristin is returned home, and we have committed to that from the beginning,” San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson told reporters after Tuesday’s verdict. “We don’t take a breath. We do not put this aside.”