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Police Say Show Host's Claims in Smart Case Untrue

Police Say Show Host's Claims in Smart Case Untrue

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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- Salt Lake Police say claims made by John Walsh in connection with the Elizabeth Smart Case aren't true.

Walsh, the host of America's Most Wanted, says he plans to highlight a former roofer for the Smart family.

He says the family believes the roofer had a role in the abduction.

Detective Dwayne Baird tells KSL Newsradio the roofer has been investigated and is towards the bottom of the suspect list.

Baird also says no one has replaced Smart handyman Richard Ricci at the top of the suspect list.

As for Walsh's claims that Mary Katherine Smart, the sole witness to the abuduction, now says Ricci wasn't in the bedroom -- Baird says that isn't consistent with what she has told police.

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