Posted: Jul 8, 2010 11:31 AM by Melissa Canone
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Man That Abducted 4-year-old Killed Himself
Authorities on Thursday said 38-year-old Paul S. Smith of Hawk
Point, Mo., was the suspect in the case. He died late Wednesday at
a St. Charles hospital.
Smith was a convicted sex offender.
Police tracked him down after noticing new clothes Alisa was
wearing after she was recovered. Officers determined those clothes
came from a Wal-Mart store in Troy and surveillance video from the
store pointed them to Smith.
Alisa was snatched from the front yard of her Louisiana, Mo.,
home Monday night and was found Tuesday night after she had been
dropped off at a car wash about 70 miles away.