By Alex Fees
Hawk Point, MO (KSDK) -- Search warrants issued in the Alisa Maier abduction case indicate that a neighbor of suspect Paul Smith saw him with a child on the afternoon of the day Alisa was released.
That neighbor shares a driveway with the Hawk Point cabin where Smith shot himself. Search warrants indicate the resident there told investigators he believed the child was a boy, and Paul Smith introduced the child as his nephew.
According to the search warrant affidavits, the neighbor went on to say the child told him he or she was four-years-old.
The search warrants also indicate investigators were searching for cell phones, computer equipment, and items taken from previous burglaries in Pike and Lincoln Counties. Those stolen items include drugs which serve as veterinary tranquilizers. Specifically, investigators were searching for stolen ketamine and phenobarbital and a veterinary euthanasia agent known as Fatal Plus.
Ketamine is also used as a date rape drug.
However, the search warrants do not indicate any of those drugs were found on the property of Paul Smith's cabin or in his vehicle.
Investigators did find tools from previous burglaries, a video camera, brown hair, scissors, and new children's clothing. Also found were condoms and a book titled "Encyclopedia of a Serial Killer."
The search warrants do not indicate whether the items found on Smith's property are relevant to the Alisa Maier abduction. There is no indication how long some of the items found may have been there.