This is a story that is very close to home and very close to my heart. Lisa Stebic disappeared on April 30th, 2007. Media and police reports claims she left to go out on a jog and never returned. I first spoke with Lisa in April of 2007 and she was going through a divorce. This is public knowledge, so I am not giving out any information that is not already public. Being that she lives in the State of IL, parents who have minor children are required to take a parenting class. This is not a class to 'teach' parents how to be a parent but its a four hour class that discuss resources that are available to parents going through depression, stress, in need of babysitting so forth.
My job was to schedule parents for the class and talk them through the process. Find them a location close to their home and a time that would work for them based on the locations offered. One of the rules was, The parents divorcing could not be in the same class, even if they were on the best of terms. There were very rare exceptions such if a court hearing was coming up before two available classes were available and only was allowed at one location that had 'security'. In these cases the parents were explained there was a 'zero' tolerance policy, no fighting so forth.
At any rate, Lisa called in to schedule her class. I found a date for her and helped her through the process. She needed to fax in some documents, which in the confusion of things I gave her the call center number. Ironically she called in and spoke with my boss and told her how helpful I was and that she appreciated how helpful I was. The call was transferred back to me, I gave her the correct number and she thanked me for all my help.
April 30th, came and the claim is she went for a jog, while her kids were at a store buying candy. No sign, trace, sightings have ever been made of her since. There were searches, upon searches. Her husband spoke to the police once then got a lawyer. He was named a 'Person of Interest' but never charged. The April 30th date have a very special meaning which I can't go into detail here but that was suppose to have been investigated and no information was found.
10 Years later and she is still gone. I made this video, I hope I can post it here. If not, Please remove it and I apologize. Its just this case is very close to my heart. I have spoken with the family a few times through the years via email. It just seems there should be closure!!!