Families of Venus and Doug Stewart to be seen on "Dateline"

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Nearly a decade ago, the disappearance of a West Michigan mother of two captured the nation's attention. This weekend, her case will be revisited on NBC's "Dateline."

Venus Stewart, 32, disappeared in 2010 after she walked out of her parents' house in Colon Township, still in her pajamas, to check the mail. Though her body hadn't been found, her husband Doug Stewart was convicted of her murder less than a year later.

On Sunday, "Dateline" will air a two-hour report on the case, telling the story of two families torn apart and now joined in healing. For the first time, both families sat down down together to publicly discuss the murder.

"You just don't know what to believe. I really don't want to think that my brother did anything terrible," Jaime Hess, Doug Stewart's sister, told "Dateline."

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