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Estranged husband fled country for Brazil two days after wife's 2013 disappearance

Updated: Apr 5

Crystal Dupuis Grebinger

On February 8, 2013 32-year-old went missing from Crystal Dupuis Grebinger out of the Lafayette, Louisiana area and she hasn't been heard from or seen since.

Crystal was last seen on February 8th, 2013 at Faith House of Arcadia, the women’s shelter she was staying at in Lafayette. She may have left the shelter on February 8 with her estranged husband Sean Grebinger.

She had updated her Facebook page profile picture just four days before her disappearance with the notation "Learning to live happy being independent".

She was last seen wearing gray plush jogging pants, a gray plush zip up hoodie and black sequined Sperry shoes. Crystal’s home was in Breaux Bridge and she is the mother of four children.

Her family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her recovery. They have a Facebook page dedicated to tips and information regarding Crystal’s case https://m.facebook.com/Help-Find-Crystal-Dupuis-Grebinger-352923481484751/

News reports over the years since Crystal’s disappearance have reported the following information:

-Crystal may have been in danger from her estranged husband, but police have not stated that they suspect foul play.

-Crystal may have been driving a black Hummer vehicle.

-Crystal’s sequined black Sperry shoe was found in Lake Fausse in March of 2013. This lake is 53 miles from Faith House – her last known location.

-Sean Grebinger left for Brazil two days after Crystal disappeared. Someone claiming to be him called a Louisiana news station in November of 2013 stating that he left the country because he did not feel safe, that he was advised to leave the country because he would be blamed for his wife’s disappearance.

Sean Grebinger

He stated that he believes Crystal to be alive and living in California.

A relative of Crystal’s states that he speaks with Sean regularly.

Crystal had naturally curly brown hair though she sometimes straightened it. Her hair was short at the time of her disappearance. She commonly varies her hair length, She has brown eyes. stands 5'11" and weighed 130 pounds at the time of her disappearance. . Crystal sometimes wears dark brown or black wigs of differing lengths. She may have a tattoo on her lower back.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 337-291-8600.

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