‘Items of Interest’ Found in Search for Kristin Smart’s Remains on Cal Poly Hillside

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The search for missing student Kristin Smart who vanished in 1996 resumed Tuesday at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. (Credit:KTLA)

FBI agents digging into a hillside half a mile from where Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Kristin Denise Smart was last seen alive 20 years ago have found “items of interest” in the cold case mystery, authorities said Thursday.

Tony Cipolla, a spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department, said, “We have found items of interest” at the first of three excavation sites where FBI agents are working.

“We are not disclosing what those items are at this point,” he said. “They are being analyzed to see if they are related to this investigation.”

Beneath the “P” on a sign that stands for Cal Poly, agents searched for Smart’s remains or the tiniest clue to help them figure out what happened to the freshman.

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