What May Be Influencing Teen’s Desire To Live ‘Thug’ Life

When Katelyn was five years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. And around age 10, her parents divorced. Now, at 19, she’s homeless, lives a “thug” lifestyle, according to her family, and has had run-ins with the law, including being involved in a drive-by shooting.

Dr. Phil explains to the teen how her unsettled childhood may be influencing her behavior now – and why her coping skills need to change.

WATCH: 19-Year-Old Says She Wants To Be ‘Around’ Gang Members: ‘I Just Love Danger’

“At one level, you think your way of being in the world works for you because you think it protects you. But it also leaves you pretty lonely,” Dr. Phil points out. “You can be behind this wall, and you think, ‘I’m safe back here. If I come out, you know, I might get hurt, so let’s stay behind the wall.’ Let me tell you, if you stay behind the wall, you’re guaranteed to be hurt, because you’re going to be lonely, and you’re going to get depressed, and it’s going to be bad, and you’re going to self-medicate, and it’s going to be bad news bears. If you come out, you might get hurt, but you might also get big, big rewards.”

Hear more of Dr. Phil’s advice in the video above. Is Kate ready to change her behavior and lifestyle? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

Dr. Phil Explains How Teen Is Playing Self-Defeating Games

Dr. Phil Explains How Teen Is Playing Self-Defeating Games

Kate says that she loves danger and trouble and likes to spend her time with gang members. She says that she doesn’t get along with her mom and stepdad and that they recently kicked her out of the house and that she’s now homeless.

Her mom says she doesn’t understand how her daughter, who grew up in a white, middle-class neighborhood, turned into a thug who has had run-ins with the law, including being involved in a drive-by shooting.

In the video above, Dr. Phil explains to Katelyn how her self-image is making a statement to the world. And, he explains how she plays the self-defeating game, “Get them before they get you.”

WATCH: Teen Faces Off With Mom And Stepdad Who Accuse Her Of Lying

“That’s this thug deal, like, ‘I’m a badass,’ and so, you’ve just got that attitude. You’re not, but that’s the self-defeating nature of it. That’s not who you are, but that’s what you project,” Dr. Phil says. “And it’s because ‘I’m going to get you before you get me.’”

Does Kate want to change her behavior? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

Why Woman Says She Fears Her Younger Sister Is Going to End Up Dead

Teen Faces Off With Mom And Stepdad Who Accuse Her Of Lying

Donna says her daughter Katelyn grew up in a white, middle-class neighborhood but now acts like a thug, wears baggy pants and pretends to be a gangster. She claims the teen doesn’t have a job, lies often, uses drugs and was even involved in a drive-by shooting. She says she and her husband were forced to kick Katelyn out of their house recently because she wasn’t following the rules.

Katelyn, who calls herself “Lul Kate,” says she wants to be around gang members, loves danger and wants to do what she wants to do.

WATCH: Why Woman Says She Fears Her Younger Sister Is Going to End Up Dead

In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews Kate’s lies according to Donna. How does Katelyn respond to the accusations against her? And, see why she gets into a heated exchange with her mom and stepdad. Is Katelyn ready to change her behavior? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

Dr. Phil Explains How Teen Is Playing Self-Defeating Games

19-Year-Old Says She Wants To Be ‘Around’ Gang Members: ‘I Just Love Danger’

“I want to be around gang members. I enjoy it. I just love danger. I just love trouble, and I just can’t get away from it,” says Kate.

The 19-year-old who grew up in a white, middle-class neighborhood says she’s now homeless and living on the street since her mom kicked her out.

“I want to do what I want to do and if it doesn’t go my way, I get angry. I start yelling. Sometimes, I start crying. I black out sometimes where I don’t even know what I’m doing,” the teen says. “I’d rather be out on the street than listen to my mom’s [expletive]. My stepdad, he treats me like I’m a prisoner ‘cause he was a corrections officer, and he treats me like I’m in jail. Nobody trusts me. Everyone wants to judge me, wants to think I’m a bad person, but I’m really not.”

WATCH: Mom Claims 19-Year-Old Daughter Acts Like A Gangster, Does Drugs, Was Involved In A Drive-By Shooting

In the video above, Kate describes what happened when she was involved in a drive-by shooting where she claims her friend was shot in the head right in front of her. And on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, can Dr. Phil help Kate and her family come to a resolution? Check here to see where you can watch.

Teen Faces Off With Mom And Stepdad Who Accuse Her Of Lying

What You Need To Know About Childhood Eczema



About 30 million Americans suffer with some form of eczema, a skin disorder that can cause patches of dry, red, scaly and swollen skin. The most common type is atopic dermatitis, which affects about 13% of children under the age of 18.

Dr. Phil is joined by Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, who shares important information about this uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating condition. She explains symptoms to watch for, how to manage it, and answers the question: Is eczema contagious?

Find out more information about eczema, tips to managing the conditions and links to helpful resources at GetHealthyStayHealthy.com.

Why Woman Says She Fears Her Younger Sister Is Going to End Up Dead

Ashley says her younger sister Katelyn acts like a “thug” even though she didn’t grow up that way. She says she wears baggy pants and hoodies, lives on the streets and has been involved in a drive-by shooting.

“I’m afraid for her. She’s 100 pounds when she’s wet. What if someone shoots her?” Ashley says. “Katelyn calls all the time for help, and I’m sick of it. I’ve spent nights looking for Katelyn. When I’m looking for my sister, I think the worst. I’m expecting nothing more than to see, possibly, her dead body laying somewhere.”

WATCH: Mom Claims 19-Year-Old Daughter Acts Like A Gangster, Does Drugs, Was Involved In A Drive-By Shooting

Saying she fears for her sister’s life, Ashley turns to Dr. Phil for help.

“I’m lost. I’m confused. I’m falling apart because I can’t do it anymore,” Ashley says. “I don’t want to see my sister dead.”

On Tuesday’s episode, hear from Katelyn. What does she say about her behavior? And, is she ready to change? Check here to see where you can watch.

19-Year-Old Says She Wants To Be ‘Around’ Gang Members: ‘I Just Love Danger’

Mom Claims 19-Year-Old Daughter Acts Like A Gangster, Does Drugs, Was Involved In A Drive-By Shooting

“Katelyn has terrorized my home for the last year and a half,” says Donna about her 19-year-old daughter.

Katelyn grew up in a white, middle-class neighborhood, but according to her family, she now acts like a thug. They claim she dresses in baggy pants and hoodies, calls herself “Lul Kate,” does drugs, doesn’t have a job and was involved in a drive-by shooting, which landed her behind bars for 30 days.

“Katelyn wants to portray herself as a 6’5” black guy who grew up in the hood,” says Bob, Katelyn’s stepdad.

WATCH: 19-Year-Old Says She Wants To Be ‘Around’ Gang Members: ‘I Just Love Danger’

The couple says they kicked Katelyn out of the house recently because she refuses to follow the rules — and they have no idea where she’s been living.

“If Katelyn doesn’t straighten herself out, jail could be her permanent home,” Donna says.

In the video above, hear how Donna describes the drive-by shooting and why she says Katelyn was arrested. And on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, is Katelyn ready to make a change? Check here to see where you can watch.

Teen Faces Off With Mom And Stepdad Who Accuse Her Of Lying

Mom Says Daughter Who Struggles With Alcohol Will Be Successful ‘If Given The Right Treatment’

Nicole says she knows her struggle with alcohol is a “life or death situation” however, the morning she was due to meet with Dr. Phil, she left the hotel and was later found intoxicated at home. Nicole later returned to the studio but refused to go out on stage.

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Visiting with Dr. Phil off-stage, Nicole opens up about her painful past. Her parents, Nels and Christi, watch from the stage as he refers her to the dual diagnostic and treatment program at Creative Care.

“I started crying when I saw Nicole relax,” says Nels. “We’ve not seen Nicole relaxed in years.”

“I really believe that she will go for it and that she wants to get help,” says Christi. “I think she will be successful if given the right treatment.”

This episode airs Monday. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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Dad Claims His Daughter Is ‘Literally Drinking Herself To Death’

‘If I Don’t Stop, I Will Die,’ Says Woman Of Her Drinking

Nels and Christi say they came to Dr. Phil for help with their daughter, Nicole’s, drinking. The 27-year-old admits she has a problem with alcohol, has been hospitalized with alcohol poisoning multiple times, and often drinks until she blacks out.

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Nicole says she knows her alcoholism is a “life or death situation,” but the morning she was due to meet with Dr. Phil, she left the hotel and was later found intoxicated at home.

Still under the influence, she was brought back to see Dr. Phil; but refused to come out on stage. In the video above he visits with Nicole backstage.

“I know it’s pretty inevitable that if I don’t stop, I will die,” says Nicole. Continuing, she says, “I’ve been on Death’s door for a long time now, and I’m pretty self-destructive.”

When Dr. Phil refers her to the dual diagnostic and treatment program at Creative Care, does Nicole accept the offer of help?

Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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Mom Says Daughter Who Struggles With Alcohol Will Be Successful ‘If Given The Right Treatment’

Dr. Phil Explains Why Mom May Be Enabling Daughter’s Drinking

Nicole says her addiction to alcohol is a life or death issue. The 27-year-old claims she’s been drinking since the age of 15, has multiple DUIs and has even blacked out behind the wheel.

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Nicole’s parents, Nels and Christi, say they’re worried that she’s literally drinking herself to death.

Nels says they’ve tried intimidation, encouragement, and pleading with their daughter to stop drinking, but never had any success.

Christi says they’ve depleted their retirement spending thousands of dollars on hospitalizations, rehab, fines, and bail for their daughter. “I say you’ve enabled her, and I made a list of what I’m talking about,” says Dr. Phil to Christi on Monday’s episode.

“You’ve paid her hospital bills, cleaned her house when she was too drunk to do it, bought her groceries, paid for fire damages, refused to kick her out of the house when she is belligerent, name-calling, fighting, just all of that; because you’re living minute to minute.”

Why does Dr. Phil say Christi’s actions may be crippling her daughter long-term? Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil.

Check here to find out where you can watch.

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‘If I Don’t Stop, I Will Die,’ Says Woman Of Her Drinking

27-Year-Old Admits Drinking Up To A Liter Of Vodka Per Day

Nicole admits she’s been arrested for three DUIs in the past five years and hospitalized for alcohol poisoning on multiple occasions.

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“At my peak, I was drinking a liter of vodka a day,” she says.

Nicole’s mom, Christi, says her daughter’s issues aren’t just with alcohol. “Nicole suffers from multiple eating disorders. Nicole has even cut herself, and used other forms of self-harm.”

“When I was 13 I started cutting and hurting myself. I would hit myself with a hammer, a screwdriver, or a fist. It was my first way to escape my emotional pain and depression,” says the 27-year-old. She claims she stopped hurting herself at age 20 when she started to focus on excessive exercise. “If I couldn’t work out I would have full-blown panic attacks,” she says.

Nicole claims she’s been physically and emotionally abused as well as sexually assaulted. Why does Nicole say she doesn’t like the person she sees in the mirror?

Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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‘I Almost Always Black Out,’ Claims Woman Who Admits She’s Addicted To Alcohol

‘I Almost Always Black Out,’ Claims Woman Who Admits She’s Addicted To Alcohol

Nicole admits she has a drinking problem and claims her addiction to alcohol nearly led to her death on several occasions. “I typically drink in bed, and I almost always black out,” she says.

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The 27-year-old who describes herself as manipulative, self-destructive and a compulsive liar claims she started drinking at 15. “At times I’ve been so desperate for a drink; I’ve stolen booze from stores.”

Nicole says though she’s only had three DUIs so far, she estimates she’s driven drunk on more than 20 occasions. “I’ve blacked out at the wheel. Somehow, I drove almost two miles while asleep.”

“My alcoholism is a life or death issue,” says Nicole, who claims she’s been to rehab five times. Is she ready to accept Dr. Phil’s help?

Check here to find out where you can watch Monday’s episode.

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Dr. Phil Explains Why Mom May Be Enabling Daughter’s Drinking

Dad Claims His Daughter Is ‘Literally Drinking Herself To Death’

Nicole admits to drinking up to a liter of vodka every day. The 27-year-old claims she’s had three DUIs and has been hospitalized 15 times in the last four years, due to alcohol poisoning.

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“My daughter is a raging alcoholic. She is literally drinking herself to death,” says Nicole’s father, Nels.

“We’ve blown through every dime of our retirement,” says her mother, Christi, who claims they’ve spent over $20,000 on hospitalizations and helping their daughter out of legal trouble.

Claiming that Nicole has been to five rehabs and kicked out of three sober living houses, Christi and Nels say it’s a life-or-death situation. Why does Christi claim she feels like she’s the only person who is fighting for Nicole?

Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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27-Year-Old Admits Drinking Up To A Liter Of Vodka Per Day

Holiday Hostess Gets Party Ready With Help From Robin McGraw Revelation

Though it’s a joyous time of year, the holidays can also be stressful. And for Rosh, who says the holiday season is her favorite time of year, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be especially so. Rosh has eight family birthdays, and hosts an annual ornament exchange party, for just her and her friends.

“With all the party planning, I have very little – to no time for myself. I don’t have time for a skincare routine,” says the 40-year-old mother of three.

“We all have busy schedules during the holidays, but you may win the prize for the most demanding calendar! Do you realize neglecting yourself doesn’t help?” asks Robin McGraw, Founder and CEO of Robin McGraw Revelation.

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Because Rosh said she neglects herself during the holidays, Robin has another surprise in store. “I strongly encourage you, and all women, to put yourself first. Take care of yourself so you can take care of those you love,” she says. “I wear my Bow Ring every single day because I do believe in taking care of myself, and not feeling guilty – instead, celebrating my decision.” Robin gives Rosh one of her Bow Rings as a reminder to do the same.

To learn more about these products and Robin’s entire luxury skincare collection visit RobinMcGrawRevelation.com or purchase at Amazon.com/RobinMcGrawRevelation.

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This candle is made with a soy wax blend and a 100% cotton wick; 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the From My Heart to Yours Candle supports organizations and programs through When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation.

What Parents Of Missing Teen Claim They Learned From Park Security Guard About Their Daughter’s Behavior

Ebby Steppach disappeared on October 25, 2015, from Little Rock. Five days later, her car was found in a park, key in ignition, out of gas and with a dead battery.

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Guy Hooper, a park security guard who reported Ebby’s abandoned car, claims that he saw Ebby in the park three times before she vanished – each time with young men and one time, “hugging and kissing” one man.

During an interview with Crime Watch Daily, Hooper identified two men that he claims he saw with Ebby – both of whom were arrested in an unrelated trafficking bust in Louisiana.

Ebby’s mom, Laurie, and stepdad, Michael, claim that when they first mentioned the arrest to law enforcement, they refused to interview the men in regards to Ebby’s disappearance.

WATCH: Mom Claims Law Enforcement Never Viewed Video Footage That She Believes Could Have Helped Find Missing Daughter

“The first crew of law enforcement we had on the case said, ‘Why? There’s no reason to go talk to them. Can you tell us that she knows them?’ And I said, ‘Because he’s from Little Rock. There’s sex trafficking involved. Why won’t you go talk to them?’” Laurie says. She adds that once she started communicating with the Assistant Chief of Police, they ended up interviewing the two men and others that were arrested in the sting – but she says she and Michael have never learned the results of the interview.

What happened to 18-year-old Ebby? On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear what was found in her car that leads Laurie to believe her daughter was taken. Check here to see where you can watch.

Ebby Steppach remains missing. 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.

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What 18-Year-Old Told Her Brother In Last Conversation Before She Disappeared

What 18-Year-Old Told Her Brother In Last Conversation Before She Disappeared

On October 25, 2015, Ebby Steppach had two phone calls with her older brother, Trevor. During the first conversation, the then 18-year-old told Trevor that she was outside his house – but when he went to look for her, she wasn’t there. During the second conversation, which lasted four minutes, Trevor says that he was trying to determine what was going on with his sister.

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“She tells him that she’s in her car, she doesn’t know where she is and that she’s messed up,” says Michael, Trevor and Ebby’s stepfather. Michael says that Trevor then called him to see if he could locate Ebby through an app on her cell phone, which he was unable to do.

Laurie, the siblings’ mom, adds that Trevor told her, “She wasn’t slurring her words but she did not know where she was.”

WATCH: What Led Up To The Disappearance Of 18-Year-Old Ebby Steppach

That was the last conversation Ebby’s family had with her. The young woman from Little Rock hasn’t been heard from or seen in over two years.

On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear about what was found in Ebby’s car. And, hear why Laurie and Michael claim police made a number of mistakes with the investigation into Ebby’s disappearance. Check here to see where you can watch.

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.

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What Police Found In Missing Teen’s Car That Sent Mom Into A Panic

Why Mom Believes Missing Daughter May Have Been Sold Into Sex Trafficking

Laurie’s 18-year-old daughter, Ebby Steppach, disappeared in October 2015. She says she’s searched “every corner of this world” to find Ebby, but the teen remains missing.

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Laurie says that during her searches, she learned about the dark world of sex trafficking.

“Less than a month after Ebby had disappeared, I was contacted through an email that said they had my daughter, and she’d been sold for $25,000,” Laurie says. “There’s no words to describe reading an email that’s talking about your daughter being sold. This email exchange went on for days. It’s the worst thing you could ever imagine your child involved in.”

Laurie says that the email was a scam and that she and her husband have been duped multiple times by people claiming to have Ebby and wanting money to be sent.

WATCH: What 18-Year-Old Told Her Brother In Last Conversation Before She Disappeared

“It’s really sick, and I’m sorry that you’ve been subjected to that,” Dr. Phil tells the couple on Friday’s episode. “But you do know, even though these are people who are lying to you and deceiving you, that sex trafficking is a very real thing and that gangs are involved in this, and they force these girls into prostitution, get them hooked on drugs so they can control them, and then relocate them and isolate them where they have no way of reaching out. It’s a terrible reality.”

What happened to Ebby? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday. Watch more here.

Ebby Steppach remains missing. If you have any information about Ebby Steppach, 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.

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Mom Says She Believes Her Missing Daughter Would Have Been Found If Law Enforcement Had ‘Not Mishandled Her Case’

What Police Found In Missing Teen’s Car That Sent Mom Into A Panic

Five days after Ebby Steppach disappeared in Little Rock, her car was found in a park approximately three miles from her parents’ house. The car was left running, the battery was dead, and there was no gas left. But it was what was found inside the car that had her mom, Laurie, concerned.

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“All of her things were in the car; her purse, her phone, all her clothes. Her makeup was thrown around the car,” Laurie says, adding that her daughter, who was a makeup artist, would have never left her makeup in that condition. “They also found her contact lens case. Ebby goes nowhere without contact lens because she can’t see. That told me immediately someone had taken her.”

WATCH: What Led Up To The Disappearance Of 18-Year-Old Ebby Steppach

In the video above, hear more about what Ebby’s family learned when they located her car. And on Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear about the last known conversation Ebby had before she vanished. Check here to see where you can watch.

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.

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Mom Claims Law Enforcement Never Viewed Video Footage That She Believes Could Have Helped Find Missing Daughter

Mom Claims Law Enforcement Never Viewed Video Footage That She Believes Could Have Helped Find Missing Daughter

Ebby Steppach last spoke to her family on October 25, 2015. After a conversation with her older brother, the then 18-year-old vanished from Little Rock.

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Her mother, Laurie, claims that law enforcement made two mistakes during the investigation into Ebby’s disappearance that could have provided much-needed clues to her daughter’s whereabouts.

WATCH: What Police Found In Missing Teen’s Car That Sent Mom Into A Panic

In the video above, Laurie claims that there was a search near a cell phone tower but the wrong phone number was used. And, hear why Laurie claims law enforcement never recovered surveillance video from a Walmart that was on the way to the park where Ebby’s abandoned car was located.

On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, learn what was found in Ebby’s car and why Laurie says that’s when she knew her daughter was taken. Check here to see where you can watch.

Ebby Steppach remains missing. 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.

TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: I’m Living A Nightmare!

What 18-Year-Old Told Her Brother In Last Conversation Before She Disappeared

Mom Says She Believes Her Missing Daughter Would Have Been Found If Law Enforcement Had ‘Not Mishandled Her Case’

Laurie and her husband, Michael, say that their search for her missing daughter, Ebby Steppach, has been frustrating. The couple claims law enforcement has missed key details and that they have lied to the parents about what they have done to locate the young woman who disappeared two years ago.

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“I believe we would know where our daughter is had they not mishandled her case,” Laurie tells Dr. Phil on Friday’s episode.

In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews what Ebby’s parents claim are the mistakes law enforcement has made.

WATCH: What 18-Year-Old Told Her Brother In Last Conversation Before She Disappeared

This episode airs Friday. Watch more here.

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.

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What Parents Of Missing Teen Claim They Learned From Park Security Guard About Their Daughter’s Behavior