Possible Ebby Steppach Sighting Reported

The family of Ebby Steppach, a Little Rock woman missing since 2015, received word March 28 of a possible sighting, as-yet unconfirmed. The report comes just days before Steppach’s 21st birthday. “A sighting was called in from I don’t know who,” said Laurie Jernigan, Ebby’s mother. “Law enforcement has it and they’re running it down.…

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Find Ebby Jane: Party With a Cause

The family of missing woman Ebby Jane Steppach is celebrating her 21st birthday by raising money to fight human trafficking. Ebby’s birthday party will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 31 near the cross on the Little Rock Christian Academy campus at 19010 Cantrell Road. Related: The Disappearance of Ebby Steppach » Laurie Holman Jernigan,…

I’ll Fly Away

The Ebby Steppach case approaches its two-year anniversary. By Dwain Hebda :: Photographs courtesy of Ebby’s family [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he young woman, snatched from a west Little Rock park on October 24, 2015, peers from large black-and-white portraits on a living-room wall and smiles on flickering monitors tuned to social media sites or somber news broadcasts talking…

Find Ebby Jane: In Search of the Vanished

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n September 2015, Ebby Steppach packed her silver Volkswagen with everything she owned and drove off to live her own life. Time at home had become increasingly choppy as the spirited teenager chafed under what she considered the overly restrictive rules of her mother and stepfather. Almost exactly one month to the day after moving…

Gone Girl: The Disappearance of Ebby Steppach

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n a breathtakingly beautiful day in downtown Little Rock — as the press conference announcing a $50,000 reward for information on the disappearance of Ebby Steppach concludes — a phalanx of reporters splinters in all directions to get additional comments. Laurie Jernigan removes her oversized sunglasses and gazes calmly into the reporter’s camera lens. A…