‘Prime suspect’ arrested in California pupil’s 1996 disappearance


LOS ANGELES — The “prime suspect” within the 25-year-old disappearance of a California faculty pupil was taken into custody Tuesday and the San Luis Obispo sheriff deliberate to announce “main developments” within the case.

Paul Flores, 44, who was the final particular person seen with Kristin Sensible earlier than she vanished in 1996, was taken into custody within the Los Angeles space. His father, Ruben Flores, 80, was arrested as an adjunct at his Arroyo Grande dwelling, the place sheriff’s investigators performed one other search.

Protection lawyer Robert Sanger confirmed that Paul Flores was arrested within the Sensible case, although no particulars had been instantly out there on the fees he faces. His father was booked on suspicion of accent after a felony, in accordance with jail data.

Sensible, 19, of Stockton, vanished in Could 1996 whereas returning to a dorm at Cal Poly after a celebration. She was seen with Flores, who additionally was a pupil on the time.

Sensible’s mom didn’t return a telephone message left for remark however a household spokesman mentioned they might difficulty an announcement later within the day.

Sheriff Ian Parkinson scheduled a information convention at 2 p.m. at California Polytechnic State College in San Luis Obispo, the place Sensible was a pupil, to debate “main developments within the investigation” into her disappearance.

Sanger mentioned he wouldn’t touch upon a pending case.

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