As police closed in on Paul Sterling Smith a convicted child sex offender believed to be the kidnapper of 4 year old Alisa Maier as she played in her front yard in Louisiana Missouri on Monday he attempted suicide from self-inflicted gunshot wound.
It was initially reported that he had died at the scene on Highway D at HawkPoint in Lincoln County. Authorities later clarified Paul Sterling Smith was in critical condition at a local hospital. Today it was announced that Paul Smith died from a self inflicted gunshot around 1034 last night. They are certain that Paul Sterling Smith is the man who took Alisa Maier, as evidenced in video footage of Paul Smith in a Wal-mart store showing the man buying clothes for the abducted child.
In addition, Alisa Maier was wearing those same clothes when she was found wandering a car wash in Fenton Missouri. Her hair had been cut short. And when Alisa Maier saw a picture of Paul Smith on the news her family reports she stated “that man cut my hair.”
Paul Sterling Smith was out of jail only 2 weeks. He has previously served time in prison for sodomizing a 10 year old male back in 1995. How many children has Paul Smith destroyed ove the years. Two years before Paul Smith went to prison in 1995 Angie Marie Housman was kidnapped and murdered. Was Paul Sterling Smith in the Saint Loius area at that time? Could he have been involved in the abduction and murder of Angie Maire Housman?
I pray for the day Angie Marie Housman’s killer is identified. Please GOD let us find Angie’s killer!