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Search warrants reveal items taken from abductor's property

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV) -- Police executed four search warrants on the property where Paul Smith had been living and his car Friday.

Smith kidnapped 4-year-old Alisa Maier from her home in Louisiana, Missouri on July 5. He is also accused of murdering a Hawk Point garage owner.

Inside his house, police found brown hair and scissors, children’s clothing and a book called, “Encyclopedia of Serial Killers.”
 

Ammunition, spent shell casings and a 380 caliber handgun linked to the murder of nearby garage owner, Jeff Smith, were also found in the house.

Other items found were from burglaries in Lincoln and Pike Counties including the drugs katemine and Phenobarbital stolen from a veterinarian.

Police found children’s clothing including underwear, shirts and shorts in the car that Smith was spray painting a different color when police confronted him at his home.

That clothing was purchased at Walmart. Along with clothes, Smith purchased cigarettes which required the clerk to get his date of birth. The police were able to find Smith using crime matrix software ultimately matching Smith and the surveillance footage.

The affidavit also says Smith's neighbor was introduced to Alisa as Smith's nephew the afternoon of July 6th, just hours before her release in Fenton.

Smith shot himself as police approached him at his home on July 7. He died on July 8.
 

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