Skip to comments.Suspected child abductor kills himself‎ (Alisa Meier - Louisiana, Missouri)
Posted on 07/07/2010 4:52:48 PM PDT by kcvl
Suspected child abductor kills himself
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- St. Louis County Police confirm for KMOX News that the person of interest in the Alisa Maier child abduction case shot and killed himself as he was approached by police in Lincoln County on Highway D. A police spokesman tells KMOX that they have also located a car matching the description of the suspect's vehicle but police are stopping short of calling him the abductor
The 4-year old Louisiana, Mo. girl was found wandering around a parking lot of a car wash in Old Town Fenton last night, after someone had snatched her from her front lawn some 70 miles away the night before.
After being examined at Children's Hospital, Alisa was released today to her parents. Authorities are not commenting on whether she was sexually assaulted. Police are confirming that her hair was cut during her ordeal.
See how much easier this way is.
Two good choices in a row. Wow this guy is on a roll!
If true, this is excellent news.
He probably didn’t suffer.
Good news! On top of the good news this morning that the little girl was safe!
Local scuttle-butt is that she was not assaulted.
oh that is good to know. Poor kid.
Saved the taxpayers some $$. Fair trade.
Saved the taxpayers some $$. Fair trade.
My best friend knows or knows of the family. She said that Alisa was checked out at Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis and appears to be fine. Also, it appears that the guy released her at the same time the prayer vigil was ending.
Poor little one. Pray for her.
And thanking the Lord for her return to her family.
give his family a cash award. Maybe that will encourage other scum balls to do the right thing. We could start a trend
Good. Creatures like that one do not deserve to breathe.
Thanks for posting this article.
It is great to hear she is unharmed.
As for the ‘person of interest’, may God forgive him.
The dead perp is a convicted sex offender and just got out of jail last month for a drug offense!
I hope you are right!
Thank God she is alive and home!
Not a bad idea. For once, in a case like this, I had the tinniest bit of Christian sympathy since, if it is true, he did not molest her and released her as well. Maybe he did not want to get caught, but maybe he had an attack of conscious as well.
He just got out of jail last month for a drug offense and he is a registered sex offender! I’m not sure he knows what a conscience is!
***It is great to hear she is unharmed.
As for the person of interest, may God forgive him.***
I’m so glad to see someone else feels the same way I do. For all we know, the man might have been a mental case.
How were they monitoring him? After all the girl was missing for a few days.
I’ll admit I don;t know the entire story...his or the incident. I know it;s a tad naive as well. I just know I wish the kid was returned alive more often.
sodomy on a ten yr old is why he is a registered sex offender
There was a dark colored vehicle there at this residence. There was a dark colored passenger car. Paul Sterling Smith convicted sex offender. NG says, he got a reduced sentence. Wandering the streets and cruising Alisa’s neighborhood. His description amazingly accurate. Alisa wandering around alone, her hair cut and her clothes changed.
Dude, what’s your point? I know all of that. Do you think I’m defending him???
Paul Sterling Smith, the Man Suspected in the Kidnapping Case of Alisa Maier Has Apparently Committed Suicide
Police are confirming that the man they suspect kidnapped four-year-old Alisa Maier from in front of her house on Monday evening has most likely committed suicide in Lincoln County Missouri.
Police approached a man sitting in a vehicle registered to Paul Sterling Smith, who also goes by Paul Steven Smith, and when they did so the man inside the car shot and killed himself. Police have not been able to confirm that the man inside was Smith at this time.
The police were tipped off when someone called them saying a man in that car had purchased clothing for a child from their store and that is when they followed up on the lead.
And already has a gun! Yea lets pass some more gun laws for the law abiding citizens!
Is this the one where the perp was an illegal or is this another one? Can anyone answer this?
I just looked him up on Missouri Sex Offender Registry. The guy lived on MY STREET!!!! I LIVE ON WEIL AVE.!!!!! He was a short walk from my home!
“He probably didnt suffer.”
I prayed last night that the little girl would be found alive, but I have to admit I didn’t believe it would happen. Glory to God.
And as for the perp ... perhaps he will find forgiveness and healing in the next life. Hope so.
Holy cats!!! Very scary! Reminds me of what happened a few years ago ... I came home from work and found our street SWARMING with cops and TV vans. Turned out the cops had finally found someone they dubbed “The Bathtub Murderer.” On our street!!!!!!!!!!! Yikes.
Nancy Grace Wed night had no confirmation from LE that he was dead, although the streaming tickers claimed he was.
Fox News does not confirm he is dead - nor does it name him.,
The man’s name was not released. By late Wednesday, he was still alive but in critical condition, Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Al Nothum said.
more recent thread here:
where I posted this report on the murder of a local businessman - also named Smith - auto theft involved.
Jeff Smith shot July 3, died July 4.
Investigators with the Major Case Squad are currently processing a silver Chevrolet Corvette that was stolen from Smiths garage the night of his death. The vehicle was discovered abandoned off of the roadway a short distance from the crime scene, later that same morning. The investigators have advised that some very significant pieces of evidence have already been recovered from this vehicle.
Crime wave or related??
Thanks, just amazing.....
LOUISIANA, Mo. (CBS/KMOV/AP) A man wanted for questioning in the abduction of 4-year-old Missouri girl Alisa Maier has died. The 38-year-old man, Paul Serling Smith, shot himself as officers approached his home Wednesday afternoon and died Wednesday night, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum
Sources close to the investigation say a store reported that Smith purchased clothing from the store. That led officials to a property in Lincoln County, Missouri. When police approached the property, Smith apparently shot himself.
Smith was a convicted sex offender who was released from jail two weeks ago after an arrest on drug charges. He pleaded guilty to sodomy in 1995 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The victim in that crime was 10 years old
Wednesday afternoon, as police approached his home, Paul Sterling Smith pulled out a handgun, and shot himself, according to reports from kmov.com St.Louis News. He died later at the St. Josephs Hospital in St Charles Missouri.
Paul Sterling Smith was said to have had a 15 year long criminal record, and pleaded guilty on 1995 to sodomizing a 10 year old in Rolla Missouri. According to kmov.com Smith served 15 years in prison for that crime. He was also charged with receiving stolen property last December, but details in that case were unclear.
Smith was just released from jail on June 23 for a traffic violation. It is speculated that he snatched four year old Alisa from her front yard where she was playing with her little brother on Monday. She was found 24 hours later, wondering around at a car wash 80 miles from her home, with her hair cut. The police have not yet named Smith as a suspect, rather calling him a person of interest. He was 38 years old.
Paul S. Smith, a registered sex offender, was spray painting his car in his driveway when police arrived around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Smith brandished a gun and police ordered him to put the weapon down. He refused and shot himself in the head, the newspaper reported.
Smith was taken to a hospital where he died late Wednesday night.
According to the Missouri sex offender registry, Smith was convicted in 1995 of sodomy of a 10 year old, and he spent 11 years behind bars.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Smith was listed as living with another sex offender. James B. Oellermann, 54, spent five years in prison for molesting a 7-year-old girl.
Local Fox News affiliate KTVI also identified the man as Paul S. Smith, 38, and said he was listed on the Missouri sex offender registry as having sodomized a 10-year-old boy in 1995. He also served prison time on charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, the station reported.
Smith’s roommate at the Hawk Point house is reportedly James Oellermann, a fellow sex offender on the state’s registry. The 54-year-old was convicted of first-degree child molestation of a 7-year-old girl, and sentenced in 2004 to five years in prison, the Post-Dispatch reported. He also had a prior conviction for possession of child pornography. Oellermann isn’t believed to be involved in Alisa’s kidnapping, however.
No one should be surprised a sicko is living a few doors down from them. Why these monsters are allowed to hunt in our neighborhoods is beyond reason. The scary thing is, most haven’t be caught, yet.
The silver lining is this creep deleted himself from the sex offender registry and saved the tax payers untold $$$.
I think that would be implied. His cutting her hair makes me wonder if he's not a copycat who thought he could capture and keep a little girl in his basement.
Jaycee Dugard was in the news just recently getting a settlement from the state. Things like that can encourage some nut to try it out.
Must have lost his conviction to the crime. All the pieces of this puzzle aren't together yet, so it's really hard to tell.