Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Lyng, a Palatine a real estate agent and mother of four, was last seen after leaving a neighbors house to meet a carpet-installer at her home in Palatine, Illinois on October 25, 1977. Later that day her 15 year old daughter reported her missing.
Stephanie's blood-stained car was found for days later, abandoned at O'Hare Airport.
Stephanie's estranged husband, Edward Lyng, was charged with her murder in 1992. Prosecutors believed that Stephanie Lyng was killed because her husband objected to terms of a pending divorce settlement. He was convicted in March 1994 and was sentenced to a 15- to 50-year prison term. Her body has never been found.
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Palatine Police Department