Lisa Stebic

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Lisa Michelle Stebic, née Ruttenberg (born May 19, 1969) is an American missing person. The mother of two has been missing from her home in Plainfield, Illinois since April 30, 2007.[1][2]

Stebic, 45, is five-feet, two-inches tall, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She has two visible tattoos, a small rose on her ankle and a large butterfly on her lower back.[3][4][5][6]


Her case has received widespread news coverage. Her husband, Craig Stebic, refused to talk to the police or to help in the investigation or search.[7][8] The local CBS affiliate (WBBM-TV) broadcast a video of a rival station’s reporter Amy Jacobson at the Stebic home wearing a bikini.[9]

Jacobson, Craig Stebic's sister, Jill Webb, and her husband, Robert Webb, have all filed lawsuits against WBBM regarding airing of the video.[10] Craig Stebic has never been named a suspect by police, although he has been called "a person of interest" in his wife's disappearance.[7][11][12]

In October 2007, the FBI added pictures of Lisa and information about her disappearance to its kidnapped and missing-persons website.[13] Stebic's photo and information were shown on national television at the end of the October 11, 2007 broadcast of Without A Trace, a CBS drama about an FBI missing-persons team in New York City and detailed the next morning on The Early Show.[14]

No search efforts have continued as of June 2010. As of 2017, Stebic is still a missing person.[15]

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