Details of Disappearance
Venus disappeared from her parents' home in Colon, Michigan on April 26, 2010. In March 2011, her estranged husband, Douglas Harrie Stewart, was convicted of murder in her case. After Venus took their children, left him and got a restraining order against him, Douglas drove up from his home in Virginia to kill her. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
In October 2018, seven and a half years after Douglas's conviction, Venus's remains were located. In exchange for an Xbox and other prison privileges, Douglas lead authorities to her body in a wooded area in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.