Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Relatives believe the Drew Peterson proceedings could have repercussions in case of missing Plainfield woman.
As the media frenzy surrounding the Drew Peterson trial continues and questions as to the whereabouts of wife Stacy go unanswered, the family of another missing Will County woman is watching the proceedings intently. Lisa Ruttenberg Stebic, a Plainfield mom of two, was reported missing on April 30, 2007 — six months before the high-profile disappearance of Stacy Peterson. At the time, the 37-year-old mom was in the process of divorcing husband Craig, who remains the only person of interest in the case but has never been charged in connection with her disappearance. Children Lexi, then 12, and Zach, who was 10 at the time of his mom’s disappearance, are teenagers now. “As time goes on, it’s more and more inherently obvious that she’s dead…
Monday, March 14, 2011
Stebic, of Plainfield, has been missing since April 30, 2007; a $75,000 reward will go to anyone who provides info on where she can be found.
Lisa Stebic will be featured at 8 tonight on the "Nancy Grace: America's Missing" program on HLN, CNN's headline news channel. Stebic, a Plainfield resident, was 37 when reported missing on May 1, 2007. She was last seen the previous night, when her husband said he thought his wife had gone to an exercise class while he was outside doing yard work. While her purse and cell phone were gone, Stebic's car remained in the couple's driveway, police said. Her phone and credit cards have not been used since then, police said. Husband Craig Stebic, who had been named a "person of interest" at the start of the investigation, continues to live in the family home. On April 30, 2010 -- the third anniversary of the date Lisa Stebic went missing -- the …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tests still being done to verify if they belong to Toni Keller; case has been reclassified as a homicide.
Remains found in a park south of the Northern Illinois University were burned so badly that it took forensic specialists a week to determine if they were human, and they still do not know if they belong to Antinette "Toni" Keller, DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said today. The case, however, has been reclassified as a homicide and police are operating under the assumption that the victim is Keller, the 18-year-old Plainfield girl who has been missing since Oct. 14. In fact, the remains were found Oct. 16 but the information was not made public for more than a week -- not even to Keller's family -- because police didn't want to make a mistake should it be found they actually belonged to an animal, Feithan said, speaking at a morning press…
DeKalb police chief and DeKalb County state's attorney to brief the media, but say no arrest has yet been made.
The DeKalb police chief and DeKalb County state's attorney are to hold a joint press conference Tuesday morning to provide new details in the death investigation involving Antinette "Toni" Keller of Plainfield. Human remains believed to belong to Keller were found in a wooded portion of DeKalb's Prairie Park over the weekend, but positive confirmation has not been made public. Items believed to have belonged to Keller were also recovered. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen stressed to local media that the presence of State's Attorney John Farrell does not signal that an arrest has been made in the case. He is attending in order to clarify why the police are not being allowed to disclose some details, Feithen said. Northern Illinois …
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Police are not saying the remains are those of Toni Keller, a Plainfield resident missing since last week, but items belonging to her have been found.
Human remains and items "consistent with property belonging to (Antinette) Keller" have been found in DeKalb's Prairie Park, prompting police Saturday to reclassify the case as a "murder investigation." Although the remains have not been positively identified as belonging to Keller, the 18-year-old Plainfield girl who has been missing since Oct. 14, tests that could determine that would likely begin sometime Saturday night, Sgt. Lisa Miller said. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said at a press conference Saturday night that the remains had been there for "some time," likely a "short time after (Keller's) disappearance." He declined to provide any details about what items belonging to Keller might have been recovered. Keller's family was …
Thursday, October 21, 2010
More divers to search the river as the DeKalb County Major Case Squad launches multi-jurisdictional search for missing Plainfield girl.
Investigators are concentrating their search for Antinette "Toni" Keller on DeKalb's Prairie Park near the Kishwaukee River, where the Plainfield girl's Northern Illinois University dorm key card was found, DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said today. A dive team was to go into the river this afternoon for a second day of searching, he said, and parts of the park have been roped off so police can continue to comb them for clues. Feithen refused to say whether the dorm card was one the 18-year-old Plainfield girl had previously lost or the replacement that had been issued later. "When we find items of interest, we block off the area," he said. "We continue to look at all avenues in this case." And while police have previously disclosed that…
Monday, October 18, 2010
Freshman Antinette J. Keller was last seen Thursday, when she told friends she was going for a walk.
An 18-year-old Northern Illinois Student from Plainfield has been reported missing, according to the NIU Department of Public Safety. Antinette J. Keller was last seen at about noon Thursday, when she told friends she was going for a walk in an area adjacent to Lincoln Highway, not far from the college campus. Keller is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray jacket and a scarf. Keller was believed to be carrying an art portfolio and a professional camera. Anyone who may have seen or who may have information on Keller is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 815-753-1212.