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.
(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...
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.
Truly a story with a DOUBLE happy ending.
Got the girl back alive and the slug saved the taxpayers a ton of money by offing himself.
Jeff Smith? A relative?
I hope to God he did not have the opportunity to interfere with the little girl. I hope the search got too hot and he had to leave her before he had the chance to inflict harm beyond the appalling trauma of snatching her away from her home and family.
I just found this informative posting of yours:
>>>> "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."
I notice we are playing tag;) LOL!!!
By *related*, I am questioning whether the theft of the car was connected to the abductor.
Smith is such a common name, but in this small community it’s always possible there is a family connection. Jeff Smith may have been shot because he recognized the thief.
There is another troubling aspect to this story. Smith, and his pedophile room mate molested boys and girls.
If they cannot be euthanized, these perverts should get life without parole. Gitmo would be perfect.
At 4:30 p.m., Smith was outside his home spray-painting his car silver, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. When they approached, they realized that Smith had a handgun and ordered him to drop it. He refused, and then shot himself in the head, the newspaper reported. He had been listed in critical condition before his death was reported.
But, here's the kicker:
Family members told NBC that when Alisa saw the man's picture on TV on Wednesday night, she said: "That's the man who cut my hair, Daddy." And when Blake saw the photo, he said: "That's the man who took Alisa," according to NBC's "Today".
Thank God for a happy ending for this little girl. Unfortunately, registered child sex offenders are all around us. I have gone on web sights that shows over 30 in a five mile radius from me. I have been called “neurotic” for not allowing my two little ones out in the front yard without me. They can play in the backyard with a six foot privacy fence around them and our German Shephard. I saw on a channel that this guy may have stalked this little girl and waited until a parent had slipped into the house for a moment. They are evil and do not ever get better. Hug your kids gang.
Jeffrey Smith and Paul Sterling Smith were both living in Hawk Point, MO. Yeah, sounds like Paul very well could have been involved with Jeffrey’s murder. They’re probably relatives and Paul was demanding a car from Jeff and things went bad. I’m betting forensics will prove the same gun was used.
Who was supposed to be keeping tabs on Smith? There he was living with another convict and having a gun. What other illegal activities (other than the kidnapping and possible murder of Jeffrey Smith) was he up to? There’s a parole officer that needs to be fired and a parole board that needs a house cleaning.
What so many people fail to grasp is that those online are only the who follow through on registering, and the LE has bothered to post online, and most importantly are only the ones who have been caught. There are dozens in every neighborhood who haven't been caught who no one knows about... yet.
Jeff Smith’s burial today. He was only 49 years old.
Prayers for this family.
Check these pics out to see how the monster changed his appearance over three years time. See the dates on each. Scary to think how little effort it takes and these monsters can roam the streets and the general public wouldn’t recognize them.
Fitch said law officers continue to investigate Smith’s background and whether he may have been involved in other unsolved missing child cases. Among them is the case of Bianca Piper, a 13-year-old girl who went missing from her home near Foley, Mo., in 2005. Foley and Louisiana are both situated along Missouri Route 79, and are about 25 miles apart.
“You can’t ignore the similarities,” Fitch said.
A reporter asked the grandfather if there was any DNA evidence and he said no (this is before the perp offed himself). Little girl got her hair cut-off and was in boys cloth’s when found. Sounds like this is the extent of it.
He definitely looks like a younger AlGore
The other sex offender, 55 year-old James Oellermann is reported on one registry as *homeless* and on another as the owner of the home where he lived with Paul Smith.
Oellerman molested a 7 year-old girl - Smith molested a 10 year-old boy.
There is something disgusting in permitting two paroled perverts to live together and contaminate each other.
I don’t know what’s going on, but just thought y’all might like a heads up. This afternoon over on WS someone posted that there was a google link to kmov.com (St. Louis tv) that a body had been pulled out of Smith’s old apartment. However, kmov.com pulled the story so one one saw what it said. Perhaps it’s Oellermann since no one has seen him??? LE is making it seem as if they are looking more more than just Smith. A witness at the car wash said there was more than one person in the car that dropped her off.
I wonder if maybe they are on the verge of busting a potentially HUGE child porn ring?? OR . . .????
Yah... that's easy-to-understand point. Of course... the reason that rape doesn't carry the death penalty, even with child, is that (and it's a fair point) the law doesn't want to create an incentive to just kill the victim. If the penalty is the same whether the victim lives or dies, then few if any victims will be allowed to live. But I agree it would be more satisfying to see them hang.
“He had a string of convictions, including one in February for stealing a car from a repair garage near Troy. That similarity to the burglary and murder at Smitty’s Garage in Hawk Point has locals thinking. Don Buretta says Smith repainted the car stolen from El Rancho Garage, his family’s business, just as he tried to do with the kidnapping getaway car, “When I heard he was repainting the vehicle, same M-O, it was shocking. Very shocking to find out that this guy, he should have been in jail a long time ago, just a repeat offender on everything. It just blows my mind, somebody like that is running around.””
Two garages, two stolen cars, two repainted stolen cars, two pedophiles, two or possibly three deaths... it just keeps adding up. He should have been in jail, like duuuh! Who’s the judge that kept letting him out or giving him short sentences? Another relative?
There should be more investigations into these two room-mates and every missing boy & girl NATIONWIDE. Wonder if they had internet access?