Missing Miramar woman believed dead, husband named person of interest

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Police believe a woman who has been missing for months may no longer be alive, and her husband has been named a person of interest in the case.

Police are now investigating the missing persons case of 55-year-old Stephanie Ray Clemons as a homicide. Clemons was last seen Sunday, May 20, 2018.

However, it was soon revealed that her wallet, passport and car were all still at her apartment.

Police said Clemons’ husband, Jack Freeman, initially spoke to police, but he is now no longer cooperating.

Freeman has a history of domestic violence and has been arrested more than a dozen times.

According to a search warrant in the days before Stephanie’s disappearance, Freeman sent her a text message that read, “Be real careful about what you say out your mouth.”

Days after she went missing, her phone pinged back and forth between her apartment and the home where Freeman told police he had been staying with another woman.

Family members of Clemons made a public plea for information.

“We just don’t know what happened, and that’s what we’re gonna know,” said Clemons’ sister Sylvia Clemons. “What happened between the time that she was with me and the time that she was supposed to show up at work? Why didn’t she show up at work? That’s not something she would do.”

Clemons’ sister said she became suspicious when she failed to come in to work and did not pick up the phone.

“If that person does not show up, then that means something is wrong,” she said. “If they do not call you, that means something is wrong.”

Police now believe Stephanie was murdered and hope the public comes forward with more information.

“We know people heard things,” said Miramar Police Detective Mark Moretti. “We know people are talking. Everyone talks.”

Sylvia told the media that her sister and Freeman had their ups and downs, but she never feared for her safety.

“They have always been on and off,” she said. “They have always argued back and forth, but if no one tells you all the details of what’s going on, then you just don’t know what happened.”

Her sister is now hoping the public comes forward with more clues to the case.

“I just want them to find my sister,” Sylvia said. “I want them to bring her home, and whoever had anything to do with it, I want them to pay for it. I don’t think that’s wrong of me saying that.”

If you have any information on this case, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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