Dr. Stephanie Youngblood: How Did Robert Bierenbaum’s Ex-Girlfriend Die?

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ABC’s ’20/20: Do No Harm’ portrays how Robert Bierenbaum did not seem affected by his wife Gail Katz’s disappearance in July 1985. Although Gail’s family believed he was responsible for the disappearance, the police could not build a case for a long time as they lacked the body and concrete evidence. Thus, Robert escaped persecution (for some time) and instead moved to Las Vegas, where he reintroduced himself to the dating scene. While there, Robert came across and dated Dr. Stephanie Youngblood, who would later go on to talk about his anger issues. Today, Dr. Stephanie Youngblood is remembered not only for her professional achievements but also for her role in shedding light on Robert’s behavior.

Who Was Dr. Stephanie Youngblood?

Gail went missing on July 7, 1985, and although her family believed Robert to be involved in the disappearance, he maintained that had left on her own after a fight. Unfortunately, the lack of a body meant that authorities could not construct a case, although they had plane records proving Robert piloted a plane out of the New Jersey airport on the same day. Having escaped the law, Robert decided to leave his New York apartment and move to Las Vegas, where he started his own plastic surgery practice.

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Shortly after, Robert met and got quite close to Dr. Stephanie Youngblood, a chiropractor based in the same area in Nevada. The two quickly took to each other and soon began dating. Initially, the couple was quite happy, and Stephanie believed that her boyfriend was perfect. They went on exotic vacations and prestigious events, making everything all the more special. While with Stephanie, Robert also joined an organization that flew doctors to Mexico in order to treat children needing medical care.

Dr. Stephanie Youngblood Passed Away After After Battling Cancer

Nevertheless, the happy days soon ended, and Stephanie got to see Robert’s real personality. Although Robert did mention his previous marriage, he did not harp on the matter and skirted around it. However, Stephanie, too, fell victim to Robert’s unnatural outbursts of anger, which scared her enough to take him to a therapist. According to the show, the therapist believed that being with Robert was a life risk for Stephanie, and thus, the chiropractor was quick to break up with him and cut all connections.

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Dr. Stephanie Youngblood then continued her own chiropractic practice, all the while serving on the International Chiropractic Association board. She was even the chair of the Nevada State Chiropractic Board, a founding member and former president of the Nevada Chiropractic Council, plus an activist lobbying the halls of Congress for chiropractic-friendly legislation. However, in September 2022, the Las Vegas resident sadly passed away following a 7-year battle with cancer — the only consolation is that she died peacefully, as per her obituary.

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