Craig Stebic--Person of Interest Part II
If you have been following the disappearance of 38-year-old Illinois mother Lisa Stebic, you know that her estranged soon-to-be-ex, Craig Stebic has refused to talk to police from day one, and in fact, will not allow his children to talk to police about their missing mother.
Red flags anyone?
What does it mean to be a "person of interest"? This has been an ongoing debate. Legal analyst Irv Miller explains:
"This puts him on notice that the police are focusing in on him -- and he is now more likely to back away even more from this investigation,” Miller said. “Even though he hasn't been cooperating up to this point, refusing to talk -- he's probably going to totally do what he can to shut out any police cooperation whatsoever and to say to these guys, 'Well, you're calling me a person of interest? I'm not helping you at all.’”
Miller adds that there’s nothing in the criminal code that defines a “person of interest,” so this does not change Craig Stebic’s legal standing.
But he also said it could cause others who haven't told police what they know so far to begin cooperating.
“Some relatives of his that’s been on his side now and believing in him, maybe now they’ll think twice and go to police with something they know,” Miller said. "Most people I've talked to have labeled him a person of interest from day one in this case. And if you're going to be a victim of a homicide, over 90 percent of the time, it's going to be someone close to you. "From day one when you have a homicide, or a person who's missing like this, you are the likely suspect."