On October 31, 2019 twenty-five year old Stephanie Parze attended a popular psychic medium event in New Brunswick, New Jersey, before returning to her grandmother’s house in Freehold, where she had been staying since her grandmothers death in 2018.

Family became concerned when they hadn’t heard from Stephanie, and discovered that she didn’t show up for work. When they went to the house to check on her they found her car was in the driveway, but she was not there. Her phone was later found stuffed between the couch cushions in the home.

Multiple searches in both New Jersey and Staten Island have occurred since, and have yielded no new evidence.

Her ex-boyfriend, John Ozbilgen, became a person of interest. When authorities searched his cellphone for leads, they found child pornography, along with angry messages he sent Parze the night she vanished. Ozbilgen was arrested on child pornography charges and later released. He committed suicide in his New Jersey home on November 22, 2019.

Stephanie has not been seen since, and there are currently no leads. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police at 609-882-2000


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