Judge orders return of car to Craig Stebic

Missing woman's family wants to see children
April 7, 2008 2:26:10 PM PDT
A Will County judge has ordered authorities to return the car seized last year during an investigation into the disappearance of a Plainfield woman. But Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt on Monday didn't tell authorities to return 24 guns or a pickup truck they took during a search of Craig Stebic's home last May.

Chuck Pelkie of the Will County state's attorney's office says the judge is expected to rule on the weapons and Stebic's truck on April 24th.

No charges have been filed in last April's disappearance of Lisa Stebic. Police have identified Craig Stebic as a "person of interest" in the case.

Meanwhile, Lisa Stebic's family went to court Monday to fight for the right to see her children. Lisa Stebic has been missing for almost a year.

Stebic's family says Craig has not allowed them to see the children since the fall.

The judge has not made a decision on the case yet.

"This case needs to move forward. There are the grandparents and set of great grandparents that want to see the children. No one in Lisa's family has seen the children for six months. Lisa's parents have not been allowed to see the children for two-and-a-half years. We want to see the children. We want to know that they're OK," said Melanie Greenberg, Lisa Stebic's cousin.

Police say they believe Lisa is a victim of foul play.

On April 27, Lisa's family will hold a fundraiser to mark the first anniversary of her disappearance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.


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