Stephanie Kupchynskys 1991 disappearance from her home in Greece, New York haunted the people of her home town of East Brunswick, New Jersey, a bedroom community about an hour south of Brooklyn. Kupchynskys father, Jerry, taught music at the local school. He was beloved by his students, like Rachel Rear, who played the clarinet. Rachels mother eventually married Jerry, and she became his stepdaughter and Stephanies stepsister. During that time, Stephanies disappearance remained unsolved.