Her estranged husband, Doug Stewart, in March 2011 of first-degree premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree premeditated murder, though police had not yet found her body. Half the seized computers are still missing. It was also his testimony that finally convinced Jamie Hess that her brother might be guilty. Joseph County jury in 2011 at the end of a three week trial. Employees from the store later testified at his trial.
The disappearance followed a bitter custody dispute. In exchange, the Michigan Department of Corrections some requests from the convicted murder, including providing Xbox gaming systems for use by him and other inmates at the Saginaw Correctional Facility. The disappearance and complicated investigation takes years for detectives to unravel. See the link for the story and a letter from Doug Stewart about Mike. Her marriage to Doug was over and she took the kids back to her parent's home. She had moved back to her home state with her two daughters from Newport News, Virginia, where the couple had relocated to get a fresh start to their volatile relationship.
Doug Stewart met Spencer gaming online. The families connected for the first time in a decade, according to Free Press reports. He is now serving a life prison sentence. She was never seen again. At the time of her death, Venus — who had filed protective orders against her husband in the past — was living in Michigan. But an accomplice he met through online gaming testified at his trial that he had helped give Doug an alibi for the crime.
Mike recalls that it was definitely before Christmas. A Date with Dateline is happy to present- Finding Venus featuring Doug and Ricky! But her body remained missing. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. Scott Pike Chief of Police Imlay City Police Department. This is the second time Dateline has featured the Stewart case.
First Aired: January 20, 2019 A mother of two mysteriously vanishes from her parents' home in Michigan while going to check the mailbox, leaving her phone and identification behind. After the crash, the suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. No email of a crime was ever presented. Doug Stewart was convicted of murder by a St. Hazel eyes, Last seen wearing a green T-shirt. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough told the Free Press. More: Teen girl attempted suicide to escape stalker ex-boyfriend, lawsuit says More: Michigan Man gets Xbox in prison after leading police to wife's body In December 2018, a burial service finally was held for her.
A strange and unknown man had been seen walking around the home. All that plus an unforgettable white sweater vest, yet another questionable teen ruining things for everyone, and lessons in proper etiquette and attire when going to Walmart for your kill kit. Employees from the store later testified at his trial. In exchange, he would receive access to an Xbox gaming console and other privileges. Doug had buried Venus in a wooded area Wakeshma Township in Kalamazoo County, roughly 12 miles north of the Colon Township home of her parents in St. Her husband, Douglas Stewart, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2011.
Police detectives discovered that Venus got custody of their kids. If you have information on this person contact Lapeer County Central Dispatch immediately at 810-667-0292. Doug Stewart denied being involved with her disappearance and claimed he was in Virginia at the time. The episode, airs at 9 p. The families connected for the first time in a decade, according to Free Press reports.
That pressure, the exhaustion of his appeals and the promise that Stewart would have access to an X-box in jail finally got him to show detectives where he buried Venus last October. At the time of her death, Venus -- who had filed protective orders against her husband in the past -- was living in Michigan. Stewart denied the murder for years, but he grew to Know Mike and Mike helped him find his way to confess. It is a story about the murder of Venus Stewart, her Murderer, Doug Stewart and his incarceration at the Saginaw, Michigan Veterans Unit. There was a physical struggle near that mail box. But an accomplice he met through online gaming testified at his trial that he had helped give Doug an alibi for the crime. About a year before Doug revealed the location, Petersen helped Doug's sister connect with Venus's mother.