Chris Lambert, creator of Your Own Backyard, gained more than 24 million podcast downloads and work that resulted in a first-degree murder conviction.
Lambert began covering Kristin’s disappearance, a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student from Stockton, California, nearly four years before that day in court. His podcast about Kristin aided in breaking open a case that appeared to be unsolvable. He’d never met Kristin, and he didn’t consider himself a true-crime aficionado or amateur sleuth—he just couldn’t stop thinking about the story. Paul Flores was arrested on suspicion of murder in April 2021, along with his father, Ruben, who was accused of assisting his son in disposing of Kristin’s body and was charged with being an accessory after the fact.