Steven’s father, Del, passed away on April 9, 2013, in his Winton, California home. He died at the age of 79, and the cause of his death has not been made public to the best of our knowledge.
Kay Stayner, Steven’s mother, has chosen to live a peaceful life following the family tragedy.Based on what we’ve discovered, Kay appears to spend her post-retirement life in California with her grandchildren and other loved ones. Del Stayner and his family resided on Betty Street, a lower-middle-class suburb in Merced, California, a tranquil farming town nestled in the shadows of Yosemite National Park.
According to Cinemaholic, in the 1970s, their family consisted of Cary and Steven Stayner, their three sisters, and their parents, Kay and Delbert Stayner. Despite the fact that they were four years apart in age, with Cary being the oldest of the five siblings, the two brothers appeared to be extremely close.
The Stayners allegedly began to mistreat their children when paedophile Kenneth Parnell stole Steven in 1972. Furthermore, according to his 2002 testimony, after Steven unexpectedly went, he got preoccupied with finding him and neglected his other four children, particularly Cary. Delbert even referred to Steven as his “real son” while shoving the other to the side.
Steven Stayner returned home after a seven-year absence in 1980, and the Stayners’ desires were finally granted. Hulu’s ‘Captive Audience’ investigates a topic that is both fascinating and disturbing. Steven’s father, Delbert Stayner, as well as the rest of the family, suffered as a result of his son’s absence. Del, too, struggled with anxiety and suicide ideas following Steven’s kidnapping.