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A 26-year-old mother of four found murdered in Spring Hill Friday died of multiple stab wounds.
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Nashville, TN

#1 Apr 19, 2010
A beautiful young woman and mother has been taken away from this earth in a brutal way. I believe the boyfriend Quintana killed her in a violent rage, and he needs to be arrested.
Young beautiful angel you, your family, friends and strangers hold you and your children close to our hearts.
May all angels guide and protect your beautiful children and may your beauty forever shine in your childrens eyes.
I have and will never have the ability to understand why any person act so cowardly and cruel to take away a life.
I ask the courts to hold no mercy against this thing who is seen only as a shell of what is a man.
To all women and men who suffer from abuse seek help and remember it is not your fault.
I can not nor will I forgive a abuser.
For the famlily and friends, please know there are people out here that are thinking of Stefanie and her children, bless these children, hold them close and love them with all you have.
Love doesn't hurt. Love is kind and patient.
peter draggon

Rock Island, TN

#2 Apr 20, 2010
the s.o.b. looks like he done it. and if he didnt he should be charged for leaving her long side the road. hang the bastard!
ALe

Spring Hill, FL

#3 Apr 20, 2010
i hope to god for the children's sake that he did not do this. It does seem fishy the way she died. She wasn't sexually assaulted, so that kind of makes it look like this was personal and not just a twisted killer looking for another victim. He should feel a certain responsibility for her death even if he did not do it. He moved her away from her home, and let her walk down a dark highway in the middle of night, alone. No matter how mad i was, i wouldn't let the mother of my children be in that situation. if she wouldn't get back in the car, i would let her have it and i would walk, and if that didn't work, i would follow her the whole way.... RIP stefanie, may god rest your soul. Only the good die young.
mimi26

Norristown, PA

#4 Apr 20, 2010
Ummm yea can we say with a history of abuse in the past and the boyfriend being the last person to see this poor woman, I think we will hear later that he in fact comitted this murder. Pray for her children and if this man is gulity I hope hegets life and suffers everyday with guilt. He probably killed his gfriend over something so ridiculous, and had probably been drinking which, with a man that has anger and abuse issues, never turns out good. She had probably been going through mental and physical abuse for years with this man, but was too scared to leave for the fear of being alone with 4 kids. Sad situation, but it happens everyday, us women need to start loving ourselves more and realize that no man that abuses a woman is a REAL man. There is no excuse and like someone once told me, a woman that allows herself to be hit or abused in any way by a man, especially in front of her children, is a pitiful woman. A person will only do to you what you allow them to do. I'm so sad that this has happened and for the kids sake I hope this man isn't guilty, however there isn't some killer running around on the loose in Spring Hill, lets be real about it.
hunni

Goodlettsville, TN

#5 Apr 20, 2010
omg this is sooo sad!!!! what about those poor innocent kids that now have no mother!!!!!!
Friend

Clarkston, MI

#6 Apr 20, 2010
We miss you Stef <3 You will forever be in my heart!
kayla Sornson

Detroit, MI

#7 Apr 20, 2010
I agree with what others are saying, that it looks like Jeff did it, but Matt and I were just talking and if Jeff is found quilty I really hope they can find a jury
a friend

Clarkston, MI

#8 Apr 20, 2010
mimi26 wrote:
Ummm yea can we say with a history of abuse in the past and the boyfriend being the last person to see this poor woman, I think we will hear later that he in fact comitted this murder. Pray for her children and if this man is gulity I hope hegets life and suffers everyday with guilt. He probably killed his gfriend over something so ridiculous, and had probably been drinking which, with a man that has anger and abuse issues, never turns out good. She had probably been going through mental and physical abuse for years with this man, but was too scared to leave for the fear of being alone with 4 kids. Sad situation, but it happens everyday, us women need to start loving ourselves more and realize that no man that abuses a woman is a REAL man. There is no excuse and like someone once told me, a woman that allows herself to be hit or abused in any way by a man, especially in front of her children, is a pitiful woman. A person will only do to you what you allow them to do. I'm so sad that this has happened and for the kids sake I hope this man isn't guilty, however there isn't some killer running around on the loose in Spring Hill, lets be real about it.
I new stef,and that was not the situation,however nobody for any reason should suffer the way she did,nor should children have to go thru this.you r right about jeff kinda fishy
NIKKI

Columbia, TN

#9 Apr 20, 2010
I DONT KNOW WHY EVERYONE IS SAYING SHE WAS SOO ABUSED.IF SHE WAS SOO ABUSED,THEN WHY DID SHE MOVE DOWN TO TENN TO GET BACK W/HIM IN THE 1ST PLACE??HE LEFT HER AND HAD BEEN HERE FOR A FEW MONTHS B4 SHE EVER EVEN CAME DOWN HERE.I DONT THINK AN ABUSED WOMAN WOULD MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE TO JUMP BACK INTO THE ARMS OF A "ABUSER".I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO TELL THE PERSON WHO SAID JEFF LOOKS LIKE HE MUDERED HER,THAT I HAVE NEVER READ A BIGGER CROCK OF CRAP IN MY LIFE!!!!WHAT EXACTLY DOES A MURDERER LOOK LIKE?U PEOPLE R WRITING GARBAGE ABOUT A SITUATION U KNOW NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT!!!NONE OF U KNEW STEPHANIE OR JEFF,SO I THINK U NEED TO KEEP YOUR OPINIONS TO YOURSELVES!!!JEFF IS A LOVING FATHER,BROTHER,FRIEND AND SON,AND U ARE WRITING ABOUT HIM LIKE U KNOW WHT KIND OF PERSON HE IS.I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT JEFF WISHES HE WOULD HAVE NEVER LET HER OUT OF THE CAR,AND THAT IS SOMETHING HE WILL REGRET FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE,BUT SHE WAS A DETERMINED WOMAN,AND SHE MADE THE CHOICE TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE.HOW MANY OF U LADIES HAVE BEEN IN AN ARGUMENT W/UR BOYFRIEND OR HUSBAND AND WANTED OUT OF THE CAR?I KNOW I HAVE.HE WENT BACK TO GET HER AND SHE WAS ALREADY GONE.PLEASE LEAVE HIM ALONE AND LET HIM RAISE THEIR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN,AND QUIT JUDGING SOMEONE YOU'VE NEVER MET.STEFANIE DIDNT DESERVE TO DIE THE WAY SHE DID,AND I HOPE THEY FIND THE PERSON WHO DID DO THIS TO HER,BUT I KNOW IT WAS'NT JEFF,AND I KNOW HE HAS ALREADY BEEN FOUND GUILTY BY ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO KNOW NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT THIS CASE!!!PLEASE LEAVE UR NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND OPINIONS TO YOURSELVES!!!
coworker

Clarkston, MI

#10 Apr 20, 2010
NIKKI wrote:
I DONT KNOW WHY EVERYONE IS SAYING SHE WAS SOO ABUSED.IF SHE WAS SOO ABUSED,THEN WHY DID SHE MOVE DOWN TO TENN TO GET BACK W/HIM IN THE 1ST PLACE??HE LEFT HER AND HAD BEEN HERE FOR A FEW MONTHS B4 SHE EVER EVEN CAME DOWN HERE.I DONT THINK AN ABUSED WOMAN WOULD MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE TO JUMP BACK INTO THE ARMS OF A "ABUSER".I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO TELL THE PERSON WHO SAID JEFF LOOKS LIKE HE MUDERED HER,THAT I HAVE NEVER READ A BIGGER CROCK OF CRAP IN MY LIFE!!!!WHAT EXACTLY DOES A MURDERER LOOK LIKE?U PEOPLE R WRITING GARBAGE ABOUT A SITUATION U KNOW NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT!!!NONE OF U KNEW STEPHANIE OR JEFF,SO I THINK U NEED TO KEEP YOUR OPINIONS TO YOURSELVES!!!JEFF IS A LOVING FATHER,BROTHER,FRIEND AND SON,AND U ARE WRITING ABOUT HIM LIKE U KNOW WHT KIND OF PERSON HE IS.I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT JEFF WISHES HE WOULD HAVE NEVER LET HER OUT OF THE CAR,AND THAT IS SOMETHING HE WILL REGRET FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE,BUT SHE WAS A DETERMINED WOMAN,AND SHE MADE THE CHOICE TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE.HOW MANY OF U LADIES HAVE BEEN IN AN ARGUMENT W/UR BOYFRIEND OR HUSBAND AND WANTED OUT OF THE CAR?I KNOW I HAVE.HE WENT BACK TO GET HER AND SHE WAS ALREADY GONE.PLEASE LEAVE HIM ALONE AND LET HIM RAISE THEIR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN,AND QUIT JUDGING SOMEONE YOU'VE NEVER MET.STEFANIE DIDNT DESERVE TO DIE THE WAY SHE DID,AND I HOPE THEY FIND THE PERSON WHO DID DO THIS TO HER,BUT I KNOW IT WAS'NT JEFF,AND I KNOW HE HAS ALREADY BEEN FOUND GUILTY BY ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO KNOW NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT THIS CASE!!!PLEASE LEAVE UR NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND OPINIONS TO YOURSELVES!!!
You are right Jeff could not have done this and you people have no idea what there relationship was so leave him alone
Really

Salem, OR

#11 Apr 20, 2010
Nobody knows who did this..........So lets wait and see who did this before we start judging..It could have been Jeff it could have been anybody..Everybody needs to chill out and quit playing detective and pray for her 4 children that are left without a mother!
to nikki

Adrian, MI

#12 Apr 20, 2010
Sorry but I don't know if you knew this,it happened in Michigan,but when she left him before he torched all of her belongings, and yes there was physical abuse... on record and her loved ones did see it... If your down there how would you know some of the things she went through... I'm not starting anything but he was not an angel, people need to know that! I am praying for her children over and over, also for Stephanie!!! RIP-(I know unitl he is caught you won't be able to, hold tight and watch your gorgeous children)
Maggie

Summertown, TN

#13 Apr 20, 2010
I would just like to tell the family how sorry I was to hear about Stefanie. I did not know her but I was following the story when it became known she was missing. I am also from Michigan (flint) and moved here 16 year ago and I want everyone in Pontiac to know that the people here in the Spring Hill and Columbia community are kind hearted people and would of done anything possible to help her if she would of asked for help, I dont think this is the time to start pointing fingers until all the evidence is in. May God bless her babies and her family at this difficult time.
Maggie

Summertown, TN

#14 Apr 20, 2010
kayla Sornson wrote:
I agree with what others are saying, that it looks like Jeff did it, but Matt and I were just talking and if Jeff is found quilty I really hope they can find a jury
I would not worry about finding a Jury no matter who did it, and remember Tennessee is a dealth penalty state.
vicki cavanaugh

San Francisco, CA

#15 Apr 21, 2010
My daughter Stefanie was a loving mother of four.She only went back to Tenn is to give her family another try.She wanted her children to be happy with Jeff and her.For the most part it was good,but at times she was very unhappy,and went along with it for the kids sake.Yes i do blame Jeff for leaving my daughter on the hwy .He will live with that forever.Justice needs to be served,she was murdered at 26,dont give me so shit,she shoild of left him,he begged and convinced he would change.She told him she wanted to go back to Michigan and he didnt want her to take the kids,I hope they convict her killer to the fullest...
Jackie

United States

#16 Apr 22, 2010
OMG!WHAT A COWARD THIS PERSON WAS TO DO THIS TO HER. IT IS VERY DISTURBING TO THINK SHE LIVED HER LAST MOMENTS THIS WAY WITH NO WAY TO PROTECT HERSELF. THIS PERSON/GARBAGE DESERVES TO BE TREATED IN A MUCH WORSE WAY THAN THIS. I WAS PISSED OFF ABOUT THIS TO BEGIN WITH AND NOW AM EVEN MORE PISSED OFF AFTER HEARING EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS YOUNG WOMAN.
llt

College Grove, TN

#17 Apr 22, 2010
I don't recall the news saying they have arrested anyone for her murder. So everyone that is throwing around accusations should stop. I seriously doubt that Stefanie's family is comforted by any of you people saying that Jeff is the killer. Instead of accusing someone, why don't everyone just pray for her family, friends, kids, and the whole horrible situation? When they arrest someone, then everyone can start their bashing but until then, leave the detective work up to the detectives.
Fishy

Brentwood, TN

#18 Apr 23, 2010
The Quintana's live in Spring Hill, TN. Embers Tavern & Grill is in (Neapolis area)Columbia, TN. Stefanie Cavanaughs body was found approx 1.5 miles from Embers. JQ states he let Stefanie out of the car near Greens Mill Road which is approx .5 mile SOUTH of Embers and JQ & Stefanie were living 6 miles NORTH of Embers. Now you tell me what were they doing near Greens Mill Rd its in the opposite direction of "HOME" and that my dear friends is where JQ stated they were headed!!!
llt

College Grove, TN

#19 Apr 23, 2010
Fishy wrote:
The Quintana's live in Spring Hill, TN. Embers Tavern & Grill is in (Neapolis area)Columbia, TN. Stefanie Cavanaughs body was found approx 1.5 miles from Embers. JQ states he let Stefanie out of the car near Greens Mill Road which is approx .5 mile SOUTH of Embers and JQ & Stefanie were living 6 miles NORTH of Embers. Now you tell me what were they doing near Greens Mill Rd its in the opposite direction of "HOME" and that my dear friends is where JQ stated they were headed!!!
Because if you take Greensmill Rd all the way to the end and go straight it will take u right on thru to the neighborhood the Quintana's live in. It's much easier to go that way if you don't want to take the highway and know the road well which he does.
Fishy

Brentwood, TN

#20 Apr 23, 2010
llt wrote:
<quoted text>
Because if you take Greensmill Rd all the way to the end and go straight it will take u right on thru to the neighborhood the Quintana's live in. It's much easier to go that way if you don't want to take the highway and know the road well which he does.
So if they started arguing on 31 its just as easy to continue on straight take a right at Frye and boom you are right where the body was found. Less than 1 mile from where "she got out of the car!" What is that spot called? I have only been local for a few years and i don't know the name of it. you would have to "KNOW" the area to know that spot is there!!

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