Three women that disappeared from Springfield, Missouri, in the summer of 1992. They have become known as The Springfield Three. Over a quarter-century ago, they vanished from one of the girl’s homes just one day after two of them graduated high school and have never been seen since.
A Mysterious Disappearance
No one knows if foul play was involved, but the women left behind items that would suggest they either left unwillingly or had intentions of returning. They left purses, money, medications, cars, keys, cigarettes, and even the family dog. With no clear evidence of a crime, the disappearance of the three has left investigators as well as the small town in Missouri baffled.
The women–Stacy McCall, Sherrill Levitt, and Suzanne Streeter–disappeared from Levitt’s home on June 7, 1992. The parents of Stacy McCall had contacted the police after not being able to locate their daughter at the home of Levitt and Streeter.
Friends of the high school grads came over on the 7th to pick them up for a road trip. When they arrived, they found a broken porch light. They cleaned it up, potentially damaging evidence. All three of the girl’s cars were at the house and their purses and keys were inside.
Investigators Are Baffled
Investigators, including Sgt. Todd King, who started the police department in 1994, are still searching for answers. In an interview with The Kansas City Star, King said, “How do you wrap your head around three people literally disappearing? With no idea where they went?… In a lot of cold cases, you can look back and say this is probably what occurred, you just can’t prove it. With this case, it’s anything goes. Anything could have happened.”
Based on the mysterious nature of the case, it has remained open for all these years. Investigators continue to follow up on leads, which have trickled to about two per month. Most of the leads coming in now are the same ones investigators have already followed up on throughout the years.
Nothing But Dead Ends
Officers spent months searching the parks, wooded areas, lakes, and subdivisions around Springfield. Every lead was followed up on, no matter how extreme or bizarre, but nothing ever amounted to a substantial break in the case.
One of the only viable leads in the case came from an eye witness who said she saw a young woman resembling Suzie driving a Dodge van. She said the woman looked frightened and heard a man saying “Don’t do anything stupid.”
Investigators still do not know if the Dodge van had anything to do in the case of The Springfield Three. In fact, they don’t know much of anything at all–including if the girls are still alive or if any foul play was involved in their disappearance.