Lisa Stebic Case Called ‘Stagnant’ 4 Years Later

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (CBS/WBBM) — As the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Plainfield mom Lisa Stebic arrives, a police sergeant calls the investigation “stagnant.”

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports, a much-ballyhooed development announced on the third anniversary has gone nowhere.

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Last year, three years after Stebic’s disappearance, it was announced that the Will/Grundy Major Crimes Task Force would join the investigation.

“They did look into it,” said Plainfield Detective Sgt. Kevin McQuaid. “They are no longer looking into it anymore.”

McQuaid said too few tips are coming in and he called the investigation “stagnant.”

“We really haven’t had anything new come up in the last, probably, six months to a year,” McQuaid said.

Last year, Lisa Stebic’s cousin, Melanie Greenberg, said she was hopeful that a new Plainfield police chief might be a fresh set of eyes on the case.

But that chief has stepped down for health reasons, and now there is an interim chief.

“Tumult in that department doesn’t really help us right now,” Greenberg said.

This year, for the first time, Greenberg says the family is not planning a public prayer vigil for the anniversary because it’s just too difficult.

Stebic was 37 when she disappeared on April 30, 2007. Her husband, Craig Stebic, said she had gone to work out and never returned.

Lisa Stebic’s family, like the authorities, believe she was the victim of foul play.

“I talked to Lisa’s parents,” McQuaid said. “They kind of feel like Lisa’s case is in a drawer gathering dust.”

Craig Stebic was named a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance, and remains classified as such. At the time of the disappearance, divorce proceedings were pending against Craig Stebic.

Craig Stebic

Craig Stebic remains a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Lisa Stebic. (2007 File Photo; Credit: CBS)

A $75,000 reward has been on the table for information in the case.

  • joel

    Come on Craig, We all know you did the deed.

    • Miss_P

      and you know this how exactly? instead of spreading ignorance on the internet, how about you realize it’s been FOUR YEARS and this family has no idea where their loved one is and your comment is NOT helping them one little bit.

  • Craig's Neighbor

    I feel bad for the kids. Craig took away their mother. If he was innocent, he’d spread the word, help find her, show some interest in the case. The family deserves justice and I will continue to watch Craig on every move. This will never go away and will haunt him forever, regardless of justice.

  • dan

    Once you get names a suspect and all eyes are on you it is natural to withdraw into a bunker mentality especially when you are innocent. I always wondered if Lisa’s disappearance was related to Stacy Peterson’s-no evidence to support that but what if…..

  • sandy

    Police should check the backyard of the Stebic home. Mr. Stebic was digging there the day his wife disappeared.

  • Matt

    My wife was giving me trouble until the Stebic case made the news. I made sure she knew what happened, and then everytime she acted up, I would just stare at her. She’s changed her ways now. She even cooks now.

    Thanks Craig!

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