Skip to comments.Suspect in girl's kidnapping has died (Alisa found yesterday)
Posted on 07/08/2010 6:20:42 AM PDT by mmanager
HAWK POINT The prime suspect in the abduction of a Louisiana, Mo., girl is dead, the Missouri Highway Patrol said Thursday morning.
The suspect shot himself in the head when authorities closed in Wednesday afternoon, a day after the little girl was found alive in a St. Louis County strip mall parking lot.
Cpl. Jeff Wilson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said the man died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Charles.
The patrol didn't confirm the man's death until Thursday morning.
Police sources say the suspect is Paul S. Smith, a sex offender who lived at a home on Highway D in Hawk Point.
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Paul S. Smith, perp.
Prayers work. Looks like even Paul came to the correct decision.
Our laws need to be changed. He was "noncompliant," yet they found him that very day LIVING AT HOME. He owned a car, so the DMV, at the very least, knew where he was. Had the state done its job appropriately, this would never have happened. And: if you rape a 10-year-old, you should NEVER again be allowed out into society.
Thanks for the update. Nancy Grace had a scroll on during her show last night - claiming he was dead - but no LE would confirm it.
There is also a report that the murder of Jeff Smith, Hawks Point, may be related to this same suspect.
Good news! He looks like scum.
Good Ridance to bad trash!
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??
I can not imagine what compels people to sexually abuse a child. Not sure if it is a form of mental illness, or just plain evil.
Seems like it can not be cured based on the number of repeat offenders. It would be interesting to know whether he released the girl after having a moment of sanity or some other reason.
I think this guy figured out the only cure for his compulsion.
Just two weeks ago, insane.
Satanic, nothing else. I’m horrified for this little girl, what may have happened to her, how hideious.
At least the filthy bag of monkey crap came to the correct decision and wasted himself.
Or, if they are ever allowed out in society again, they should be missing an inch or two of their dingle.
Thanks for posting this. I am glad he will not be hurting anymore children. I just can’t feel sorry for anyone who does this to a child regardless of their past. I think people do know right from wrong and there just is not enough excuses for what he did.
A little angel has been spared. Thank you, God.
The perp is dead.
If you rape a 10-year-old, you should be executed! If that had happened, the little four year old would have never been snatched.
The suspect shot himself in the head.Now that’s my idea of good police work.
Truly a story with a DOUBLE happy ending.