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Missing Person


May 25, 1996
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California


Photograph of Kristin Denise Smart
Photo Taken March 1995


Date of Birth: February 20, 1977 Hair: Dark Blond
Sex: Female Eyes: Brown
Height: 6'1" Race: White
Weight: 145 pounds


Kristin Denise Smart was last seen at approximately 2:00 a.m., May 25, 1996, as she was walking back to her dorm room on the California Polytechnic campus, San Luis Obispo, California from an off-campus party. Kristin was accompanied by a fellow student who stated that he left her a block from her Muir Hall dorm to go to his dorm. Kristin did not return to her room and has not contacted family or friends since that time. She did not have any identification, money, or extra clothing when she disappeared.

If you have seen Ms. Smart, or have any information as to her present whereabouts, contact the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI at (805) 934-2444. You may also contact the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department at (805) 781-4550.


Smart was last seen wearing a grey half T-shirt, black surfing shorts, and red "Puma" athletic shoes. Her hair is straight and shoulder length.


A reward of $75,000 is being offered for information that helps locate Kristin. Anyone who has seen Kristin Denise Smart or has any information as to her present whereabouts is strongly urged to contact their local FBI office.

Individuals with information concerning this case should take no action themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.

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