An 18-year-old Little Rock native vanishes without a trace. This headline-making story is an example of a nationwide epidemic: young women, their lives full of promise and hope, their fates shrouded in mystery.

What happened to 18-year-old Ebby Steppach? In the final hours before she disappeared, did she leave behind any clues? Today Dr. Phil shines a light on her story that has few answers, but many burning questions.

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Ebby Steppach has been missing since October 25, 2015. If you have any information, please call Detective Tommy Hudson at the Little Rock Police Department at (501) 404-3128. Or, call the Little Rock tip line: (501) 371-4660 or the Halos Investigations: (662) 420-6518.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-The-LOST/1-800-843-5678