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Episode 52

Who Killed Ebby Steppach?

June 1, 2020   Tags: , , ,
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Ebby Steppach:
18-year-old Ebby Steppach was in her senior year of high school when she seemingly vanished in October of 2015. The Little Rock native had been staying with family members and friends after rebelling against her mother and stepfather. 

On October 24th, she contacted her stepdad asking him to go with her to the Little Rock police department to report a sexual assault. She also said the boys who assaulted her made a video. Ebby made no solid plans with her stepfather for when they would meet up.  Ebby sounded as if she might confront her assaulters. 

Family tried to reach her repeatedly with no answer. Finally she reached out to her brother around 5:30 PM on the 25th. She told her brother she was outside his house. When he looked outside, there was no Ebby. She then said she was "fucked up" and didn't know where she was. It was the last time anyone spoke to Ebby. 

The Search:
Shortly after the phone call her family tried to report her missing, but the Little Rock Police ruled her a runaway. Ebby's Volkswagen Passat was located a few days after she disappeared at Chalamont Park. A security guard had to call law enforcement two days in a row before they came to check out the car. 

When police arrived, Ebby's car was out of gas. The battery was dead, keys were in the ignition, and all of her belongings were still in the car. A cursory search was done of the park, but other than the car nothing was found. 

For two and half years, her family searched with no answers. 

In 2017, a new police detective was assigned to Ebby's case. Detective Tommy Hudson started retracing the investigation. Looking at weather patterns around the time Ebby went missing and trusting his gut, he went back to Chalamont Park.

On the morning of May 22nd, 2018, Little Rock Police Department dug into a drainage pipe. The pipe was 60 feet from where Ebby's car found. Inside the pipe, Ebby's remains were located. No cause of death has been released.  According to the Little Rock Police Department, "We are investigating the case as a Homicide unless evidence points us in a different direction." 

ASSIGNMENT:
We are looking for any information about the death of Ebby Steppach. This is information could be about the assault, the hours where she is unaccounted for and her actual death. If you have any information, no matter how small, please contact us. 

CODE OF CONDUCT: 

1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police. 
2. Do not post side by side photos. 
3. Do not contact any family members. 
4. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.

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