Missing Lake Villa Man - Nicholas Steward
Posted in the Round Lake Forum
#1 Sep 24, 2013
As many of you - I've been following this story, hoping to hear that they find this man alive and well.
I feel as if there are some holes in this story. Educating the public as best as possible may aid in finding this man. This man had a telephone conversation with his employer at 5:30pm on friday (9/20). And he was reported missing the following morning. I'm a regimented guy, but I'm wondering if I went missing for one night, if the police would take my wife seriously following just one night away.
Did this man have a history with depression? Was there an argument with his employer? I hate to guess about a man I don't know, but perhaps there was another woman? If so, maybe the news coverage was the worst thing possible. He may be stuck in a hotel too embarrassed to come out.
I want to read that this man has been found. In this situation, the public may be the best tool available to make this happen. So tell us - what prompted the police to take this so seriously in such a short amount of time.
#2 Sep 24, 2013
He could have went to a bar, or casino.
Perhaps one of his friends called him to stop off for some drinks.
Perhaps his conversation with his employer went badly.
Did he turn around and head back to work?
Lots of possibilities, and we just don't know him well enough to know how unusual this is for him.
#3 Sep 30, 2013
I hope that he is found soon
#4 Oct 5, 2013
The outcome of this is a mystery. Why would seemily happy family man kill himself after texting his wife and calling his parents to say he was on his way home. VERY STRANGE.
Since: Oct 11
#5 Oct 7, 2013
The sad thing is, no one will likely ever know. I feel terrible for his wife, it's one thing to lose a spouse, but you'd generally have happy memories. She'll be looking back at everything with a different eye now, thinking "was he really happy? Were we really having fun?"
Such a sad ending.
#6 Oct 8, 2013
I agree with Ann. Something doesn't smell right about this... did he have a history of mental illness or depression? Was the weapon used to inflict the injuries found near his body? Was a TON OF BLOOD found near the body, or did he appear to have been moved there afterwards? What about that slit to the throat? I find it hard to believe that anyone would commit suicide that way, just seems very uncommon.
#7 Oct 24, 2013
His boss at work is a complete & total a-hole. I used to work there. Working there was a pressure cooker as soon as you walked in the door, ESPECIALLY his short, mean-spirited boss with a heavy Napoleonic complex. To kill yourself over work alone shouldn't be enough for most people but if his personal life was strained at all, then his professional life more than simply compounded it.
For anyone here who knows anything about that showroom at MC Machinery, you know who I'm talking about, and I hope Nick's death sends a clear message throughout that company that treating your employees as if they are your personal slaves will not be tolerated. HORRIBLE working culture there. You couldn't pay me 3 times as much to come back. Scratch that, you could never pay me enough to deal with what Nick had to deal with.
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