FOX VALLEY, Wis. (WBAY) - More than 25 years after a Fox Valley woman disappears, new attention is being brought to her case. On Friday, the story of Laurie Depies will be the focus of an episode of "Dr. Phil" that airs on WBAY.
Search poster for Laurie Depies (WBAY file photo)
Depies vanished on August 19, 1992, after arriving in the parking lot of her boyfriend Marc Truebenbach's apartment in what was known at the time as the Town of Menasha. She has never been found.
According to Mary Wegner, Lauire Depies' mother, Truebenbach reached out to the Dr. Phil Show. She then received a call from one of the show's producers.
Mary Wegner says, "They had gotten a letter from Mark Truebenbach regarding Laurie's disappearance and how it's affected him over the 26 years, and would I consider coming out to LA and doing an interview with Marc to discuss the situation."
After careful consideration and discussions with the state Department of Justice that still has an open file on Laurie Depies, Mary Wegner accepted the offer.
"As I said over the years, somebody knows something," says Wegner. She adds, "Especially with Jayme Closs having saved herself, people are again interested, so now that they're airing it this Friday that's a good thing."
Wegner said she only appears in part of the episode. Most of it is spent on Truebenbach and helping him with his issues. She's just hoping the renewed interest in her's daughter's case brings some answers.
"I would like to know what happened to her, what scenario went on that night and whatever, but I'm not going to take any old story somebody gives me," adds Wegner.
The episode airs on TV-2 at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 25.