The mother of a Stockton woman who disappeared more than two decades ago says an update in the case could be right around the corner. According to the Stockton Record, Kristin Smart’s mother, Denise, says she was contacted by the FBI and they told her to “Be ready. This is really going to be something you don’t expect.” Kristin Smart was a 19-year-old freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo when she disappeared in 1996. She was last seen leaving a party off-campus. According to the Record, the FBI told Smart’s mother her family “might want to get away for a while” and get a family spokesperson. In a statement to CBS affiliate KCOY-TV, Cal Poly said it “offers its thoughts to the Smart family along with its continued hopes for a resolution in the disappearance of Kristin Smart… the university has not been made aware of any new or additional information.” Smart’s disappearance has been a mystery for 24 years. In 2016, investigators excavated a Cal Poly hillside following a tip but nothing turned up. According to reports at the time of Smart’s disappearance, a neighbor in her dorm called university police the next morning and… Read full this story
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