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Suspected child abductor kills himself‎ (Alisa Meier - Louisiana, Missouri)
http://www.kmox.com/Police-step-up-search-for-child-abductor----girl-b/7634266 ^

Posted on 07/07/2010 4:52:48 PM PDT by kcvl

Suspected child abductor kills himself

kmoxnews@kmox.com

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alisa; alisamaier; kidnapping; maier; missingchild; missouri; mo; paulserlingsmith; pedophile; serlingsmith; sexcrime; sexoffender
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1 posted on 07/07/2010 4:52:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

See how much easier this way is.


2 posted on 07/07/2010 4:54:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kcvl

Two good choices in a row. Wow this guy is on a roll!


3 posted on 07/07/2010 4:56:02 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: kcvl

If true, this is excellent news.


4 posted on 07/07/2010 4:56:27 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: kcvl

He probably didn’t suffer.
Damn shame.


5 posted on 07/07/2010 4:57:27 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: cripplecreek
See how much easier this way is. Yep!
6 posted on 07/07/2010 4:58:05 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: kcvl

Good news! On top of the good news this morning that the little girl was safe!


7 posted on 07/07/2010 4:58:14 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: kcvl

Local scuttle-butt is that she was not assaulted.


8 posted on 07/07/2010 5:00:19 PM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: chae

oh that is good to know. Poor kid.


9 posted on 07/07/2010 5:05:14 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Artemis Webb

Saved the taxpayers some $$. Fair trade.


10 posted on 07/07/2010 5:13:20 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Saved the taxpayers some $$. Fair trade.


11 posted on 07/07/2010 5:13:32 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: ronniesgal

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.


12 posted on 07/07/2010 5:17:02 PM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: kcvl

Poor little one. Pray for her.

And thanking the Lord for her return to her family.


13 posted on 07/07/2010 5:20:07 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: kcvl

give his family a cash award. Maybe that will encourage other scum balls to do the right thing. We could start a trend


14 posted on 07/07/2010 5:20:15 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: kcvl

Good. Creatures like that one do not deserve to breathe.


15 posted on 07/07/2010 5:21:21 PM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: kcvl

buh bye


16 posted on 07/07/2010 5:21:36 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for posting this article.

It is great to hear she is unharmed.

As for the ‘person of interest’, may God forgive him.


17 posted on 07/07/2010 5:26:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

The dead perp is a convicted sex offender and just got out of jail last month for a drug offense!


18 posted on 07/07/2010 5:30:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: chae

I hope you are right!


19 posted on 07/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Thank God she is alive and home!


20 posted on 07/07/2010 5:31:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: paul51

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.


21 posted on 07/07/2010 5:34:08 PM PDT by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: NucSubs

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!


22 posted on 07/07/2010 5:41:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: UCANSEE2

***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.


23 posted on 07/07/2010 5:47:59 PM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: kcvl
It isn't the fact he was paroled. The fact is WHY wasn't this paroled sex offender equipped with a GPS bracelet?

How were they monitoring him? After all the girl was missing for a few days.

24 posted on 07/07/2010 5:53:02 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife )(God Bless Sheriff Joe)
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To: kcvl

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.


25 posted on 07/07/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: spectre

sodomy on a ten yr old is why he is a registered sex offender


26 posted on 07/07/2010 6:00:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NucSubs

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.


27 posted on 07/07/2010 6:08:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
May he burn in HELL! ! !
28 posted on 07/07/2010 6:10:07 PM PDT by Realman30 (If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be enough for Uncle Sam.)
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To: kcvl

Dude, what’s your point? I know all of that. Do you think I’m defending him???


29 posted on 07/07/2010 6:10:34 PM PDT by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: Realman30

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.


30 posted on 07/07/2010 6:11:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

And already has a gun! Yea lets pass some more gun laws for the law abiding citizens!


31 posted on 07/07/2010 6:11:15 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: Soothesayer

Well said.


32 posted on 07/07/2010 6:11:15 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: kcvl

Is this the one where the perp was an illegal or is this another one? Can anyone answer this?


33 posted on 07/07/2010 6:14:08 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: kcvl

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!

http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/CJ38/OffenderDetails?page=0&column=name&id=793344&lastName=Smith&suffix&firstName=Paul&middleName=Serling


34 posted on 07/07/2010 6:14:38 PM PDT by Darth Gill
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To: cripplecreek

http://media.kmov.com/images/100707_paul_smith_bigpic.jpg


35 posted on 07/07/2010 6:19:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Darth Gill

OMG!


36 posted on 07/07/2010 6:22:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Artemis Webb

You wrote:

“He probably didn’t suffer.”

Yet.


37 posted on 07/07/2010 6:29:31 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: kcvl

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.


38 posted on 07/07/2010 10:47:50 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: Darth Gill

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.


39 posted on 07/07/2010 10:49:54 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: kcvl

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.,

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/08/person-mo-abduction-shoots-self/?test=latestnews

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.


40 posted on 07/08/2010 4:15:37 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: hennie pennie

ping


41 posted on 07/08/2010 4:17:11 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: sodpoodle; bgill; All
CBS News Mobile Person of Interest in Alisa Maier Kidnapping Dead, Say Missouri Police -------------------------------------------------------------------- http://wap.cbsnews.com/site?t=zUZgeFoJCvJSSOJ5gpyuIw&sid=cbsnews
42 posted on 07/08/2010 8:08:00 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

more recent thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2548876/posts

where I posted this report on the murder of a local businessman - also named Smith - auto theft involved.

http://www.lincolncountyjournal.com/news/view_sections.asp?idcategory=47&idarticle=3974

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 Smith’s 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??


43 posted on 07/08/2010 8:20:00 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: sodpoodle

Thanks, just amazing.....


44 posted on 07/08/2010 8:24:14 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: sodpoodle

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

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20009942-504083.html


45 posted on 07/08/2010 8:54:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: sodpoodle

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. Joseph’s 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.


46 posted on 07/08/2010 8:58:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: sodpoodle

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.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/07/08/2010-07-08_paul_s_smith_sex_offender_suspect_in_alisa_maier_4_kidnapping_shoots_himself_as_.html#ixzz0t6h5ViNv


47 posted on 07/08/2010 9:00:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

More chilling information:
http://www.aolnews.com/crime/article/person-of-interest-in-kidnapping-of-missouri-girl-alisa-maier-shoots-self/19546118

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.


48 posted on 07/08/2010 9:06:21 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Darth Gill

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 $$$.


49 posted on 07/08/2010 9:49:27 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: kitkat
the man might have been a mental case.

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.

50 posted on 07/08/2010 12:18:43 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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