Kristin Smart story to go national on Monday
July 16, 2011
The case of Kristin Smart, the Cal Poly student missing for the last 15 years, gets national exposure Monday night, thanks to a television show on the Lifetime Channel.
Smart’s story will be the subject of next week’s episode of “Vanished!,” a show devoted to finding missing persons, hosted by Beth Holloway, mother of the college student Natalie Holloway who vanished while on vacation in Aruba.
The segment is scheduled to air Monday at 8 p.m.
Kristin’s mother, Denise, posted an announcement about “Vanished!” on her Facebook page. “Kristin was abducted on May 25, 1996 from Cal Poly. The suspect remains free. Many witnesses remain silent! Please help us find that someone who holds a key to finding our precious daughter! Our hope lies with your support and help!”
Denise Smart, who lives in Stockton, came down to San Luis Obispo last February to be interviewed for the Lifetime show. A camera crew also talked with new county sheriff Ian Parkinson, who pledged to re-open the investigation.
The Smart family and their supporters are pressing Parkinson to allow outside law enforcement experts to review the case.