Lisa Stebic Case Featured on 'Nancy Grace Mysteries'

The HLN show will highlight the missing Plainfield mom at 7 and 9 p.m. Central time on Friday.

More than five years after Plainfield mom of two Lisa Stebic disappeared, her family is still looking for answers.

On Friday night, the case will be back in the spotlight on “Nancy Grace Mysteries.”

The show will take another look at the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Stebic, who vanished from the Red Star Drive home she shared with her children and estranged husband Craig Stebic on April 30, 2007.

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The one-hour, documentary-style program will air at 7 and 9 p.m. Central time on Friday, Dec. 28.

At the time of her disappearance, Stebic’s husband told police she had left the home to go for a workout and never returned. She left her car in the driveway, and her credit cards and cell phone were never used after she vanished.

While police named Craig Stebic a “person of interest” in the case, no one has ever been charged in connection with her disappearance. In 2010, the case was turned over to the Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force.

In April, Lisa’s family marked a fifth year since she vanished. They have long since stopped hoping the missing mom will be found alive.

“As time goes on, it’s more and more inherently obvious that she’s dead,” Melanie Greenberg, spokeswoman for the family, told Patch. “She didn’t run away.”

Following the high-profile convictions of Drew Peterson and Christopher Vaughn, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow pledged to put the Stebic case “on the front burner,” giving family members a reason to hope for answers — and, some day, an arrest in the case.

“The truth is that I know it’s rare for a case in Illinois to be prosecuted without a body,” Greenberg told Patch in September. “But the more time goes on, the more obvious it becomes that she was a victim of foul play,” she added.

The Dec. 28 episode of “Mysteries” won’t be the first time Nancy Grace has featured the Lisa Stebic case; the TV host previously profiled the missing mom in March 2011.

Lisa’s family has established a website, www.findlisastebic.net, dedicated to solving the mystery behind her disappearance.


Read more:

  • Stebic's Family: 'We'll Be Watching' Peterson Trial
  • Lisa Stebic's Disappearance Marks 5th Anniversary; Family Says She's Dead
  • Attorney Says Stebic Owes $10k in Legal Fees
  • Stebic Case Featured on Nancy Grace 'America's Missing' Show Tonight

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Donna DiTusa December 26, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Deborah Sluss December 29, 2012 at 02:14 AM
He killed her, what is wrong with this picture?
Tina Williamson December 29, 2012 at 05:09 AM
My opinion is the reason he is not talking is because he knows he killed her and done away with the body.
voklst December 29, 2012 at 08:43 AM
Now watching Nancy Grace so forming my opinions by what shes presenting to me as an audience.... Nancy states that Lisa states her children Were not allowed to have Candy or any Processed sugars (high fructose corn syrup) That Lisa was adamant about this (as am I with my kids) yet husbamd Craig says (per Nancy Grace) these same kids went to Walgreens to buy 'Candy' ... Plus he was ' in the back yard ' when he heard Lisa ' leave the house ' to go work-out...once again the husband who doesnt want to help in search or want any fliers up either... I'm sorry...if I'm Reading between the lines What I get out of that is... Husband gives money to his kids to go buy Candy...while he buries Lisa, her purse,& Her cell phone (dismantled) in the backyard Has her back yard ever been checked? It appears that Craig filed for divorce from her...he's the plaintiff? Really? She didnt file against him 1st? Theres oh so many tells here. If there were THAT many guns/weapons in the Home....you do not keep your children
voklst December 29, 2012 at 09:00 AM
In that house... You take your kids and move in with your parents. Greed on both sides. Thee olde 'don't move Out of that house...' to retain custody of said house. Well any lawyer will tell you that name on it or not... The mother gets the house & kids & payments to maintain All of the above. Meanwhile...Everyone is searching for Lisas body everywhere. Could her body be buried in his own back yard? What was Craig doing in said backyard when he heard Lisa supposedly leave. Did those kids frequently go to the store To buy Candy? Alone? By themselves? At that age in 2007? REALLY?????  I would love to see transcripts from the Grand Jury investigations.... We know Lisa went to work that day. We know the neighbor reported her missing the next day at 10am. Quite a window of opportunity.
amber December 29, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I want to know if they ever searched the back yard? I don't believe for a minute that her husband didn't kill lisa what is wrong with this world force him to talk and find those kids mother so she my rest in peace my heart goes out to her family your in my prayers
Jimmy K December 29, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Come on people, of course the backyard was thoroughly searched numerous times. The police are investigating a suspicious missing person case, these types of cases are taking very serious and I'm pretty sure it was investigated thoroughly. Lets me serious, you have to remember Nancy Grace might not have ALL the details the police have investigated, remember its still an on going investigation......
Scott Wendt December 30, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Jimmy K- Thank you. Finally someone has a clue. Shows like this are set up to grab your attention , often by aggravating the viewers. The more word of mouth the higher the ratings for each subsequent show. To do this they leave out and even alter many details, including those that are public knowledge. They have searched the backyard, house, and surrounding areas thoroughly. The State was granted access to everything, including Craig Stabic's computer's. Investigators have interviewed the children via a state ordered subpoena, and Lisa's family has been granted visitation rights to see the children. Don't forget that these are TV shows. It should be common knowledge that Nancy Grace does not care about "making a difference (as she always states). She cares about ratings and nothing further.
Scott Wendt December 30, 2012 at 04:58 AM
In reality this is a difficult case. The husband's involvement certainly looks like the only possible scenario. Unfortunately, the state cannot get enough evidence to file formal charges. There are NOT too many murder/missing person cases that have gained this much national attention and have not only gone unsolved, but where charge(s) have yet to be filed.
Maggie December 30, 2012 at 04:59 AM
It appears that this lady might have met foul play at the hands of her husband. However, had I been on a jury, nancy grace's hysterical and emotional statements, as if she were present, speaking in that hysterical, eyes-bulging-out-of-her-headway, almost to force/ bully me to her point of view, would have made me give the husband the benefitnof the doubt. She is not objective at all. She should listen to the more measured objective reporting of Ms. Newman. Not impressed with grace. If he were black she would have had him strung up! She is an attorney???? And would not advise her client not to talk? She is a nut.
Jim Petersen December 30, 2012 at 05:12 AM
How can a mother ever leave her kids? Look at Craig's body language. You can see he don't care she's gone. If I was part of Lisa's family, I would beat the truth out if him. I should beat the truth out of him anyways. It's been five years now and no answers of her whereabouts. If she is still alive, you would've think during the past five years she would've made contact with a family member. I strongly believe he knows more than what he is saying. He just may of committed the perfect crime and got away with it. I also believe if he does a polygraph test and fails, it would be inadmissable in court. This is a tough case. WHO REALLY KNOWS THE TRUTH? GOOD LUCK!
Jim Petersen December 30, 2012 at 06:49 AM
I read an article that the kids went to the store to get candy when she went missing. If he did kill her, he would've had to hide the body quickly. There is a lot of ponds surrounding the neighborhood and I wonder if the sheriff bothered to put divers in them? What do the kids know? This whole case is very fishy. How much today is Craig searching for her? If he is not doing much, that tells ya he must of did something and a waste of his time. I also wonder if she could've just walked off and comited suicide and not wanted to be found cause of all the stress. At one point I was not getting along with my wife and she drove off upset and tried to jump in a river. ( ALL IS GOOD NOW )....Still anything is possible.
voklst December 30, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I dont know that the backyard was searched? If he 'did her in' while the kids Went for candy..scenario....strangled her No blood evidence...bagged her/put in trunk of car- no evidence there. He would have had to wait until the kids went to bed To dispose of body... The ponds are a bust ALL dead bodies (or pieces of) float. (read: And the Sea will Tell-Vincent Bugliosi) No matter if weight is more than body weight. He could've had to bury her- quick disposal- wood chipper. No evidence for any of that. The bad circumstancial is Craig 1) never reported her missing- A person hes married to & lives with... ?did they eat out that nite since Lisa Did Not make dinner? 2) He's not interested in looking for or Finding his childrens mother. 3) does not want any one else looking for her by advertising or putting up fliers claiming it upsets his children. Like Scott Petersen, Drew Peterson & other Husbands who murder their wife.... They try to commit perfect crimes. Time Will Tell....


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