The Doe Network:
Case File 1372DFOR

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Stephanie Douglas
Missing since November 27, 1990 from McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon.
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance

Douglas put her three children and niece to bed sometime around 10:30 the night of November 27, 1990 and is believed to have walked into the wooded hills of rural Yamhill County, Oregon.
Between then and sunrise, she walked to a neighbor's apartment and taped a note to the door.
"Please check in on my kids. I had an emergency," she wrote.
Detectives were told a call placed by a suspect led her to leave.

She was reported missing the following morning by her husband. He told police he had found a note indicating she had left to deal with an emergency. He told them he had discovered her car in the parking lot of a McMinnville department store - but without the layer of ice that had formed on nearby cars.

Harold Stookey was convicted of slaying Douglas' best friend, June Cross. On January 26, 1991, a McMinnville officer discovered what he took to be Stephanie's body near a longtime Stookey campsite in rural Yamhill County. But it turned out to be that of close friend June Cross who had gone missing on December 7, 1990. Stookey was tried and convicted of Cross' murder. Stookey denied having done anything to either woman. Stephanie Douglas and June Cross disappeared within two weeks of each other. Both Douglas and Cross allegedly dabbled in drugs and prostitution.

In March of 2005, Stephanie's case was turned over to the Yamhill County Cold Case Team.
Foul play is suspected.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

McMinnville Police Department
503-434-7307

Source Information:
The News-Register
The News-Register - 1/3/06
McMinnville Police Department


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