Alibi canvass – Wallace Smith
At the YCSD's request, NYPD investigators spoke to Wallace Smith's neighbors to learn more about him and his activities the night Veronica Smith died.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Name: Brenda Curtis
Address: 10914 172nd Street, #16C, Jamaica, NY
Ms. Curtis said she thought she saw Smith enter his apartment early in the morning on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
Curtis said she normally never works weekends, but that particular weekend she had to because three people were sick and she was on call.
She said she believed she saw Smith when she stepped out around 6:00 a.m. to make a coffee and newspaper run. Curtis is positive someone entered Smith's apartment that morning, but she only saw him from behind, and she merely assumed it was Smith. Curtis doesn't remember if she saw Smith's car in the lot when she left for work.
Curtis described herself as "single and looking" and said she has been trying to get Smith's attention for over a year. She said she has seen him occasionally in the laundry room at the apartments and thought he seemed like a nice enough man. She said Smith has always been polite and pleasant when she has engaged him in conversation, but to date, he hasn't asked her out.