Stacy McCall was supposed to spend the evening that night that the three women disappeared without a trace
Suzie called her mother at approximately 10:30 p.m. to discuss her plans, and was last seen, along with Stacy, at 2:15 a.m. after they decided to change their plans once again and head for Suzie’s home…
Suzie’s mother, Sherrill, telephoned a friend at approximately 11:15 on the evening of June 6, and told her friend that she was painting a chest of drawers at the time. She did not indicate that anything was amiss at her home.
Suzanne Streeter, her mom and her friend vanished on graduation night in 1992
One of the girls’ friends made several attempts to contact Suzie and Stacy by calling Sherrill’s house and making in-person visits, but each time it appeared that no one was at home. After several failed attempts, Stacy’s family called the local police and reported the mysterious circumstances.
When the police arrived at Sherrill’s house, they discovered that her personal belongings were all there, and that their vehicles were parked at the home. Sherrill’s bed looked like it had been slept in, and her eyeglasses were lying next to the bed. A book had been turned over, which indicated to the cops that she may have been interrupted while reading.
Sherrill Levitt didn’t take off on her own; her dog and her purse were left behind
Police observed that Sherrill and Suzie’s cigarettes and lighters were left behind and that all three of the missing women’s purses had been placed together on the stairway. Other items including money, jewelry, clothing, cars, and keys had been left behind. Because nearly 24 hours had passed before the police were notified, investigators believe the crime scene may have been tainted by loved ones attempting to figure out what had happened. Investigators, however, believe that all three women were abducted.
Several days later, a witness reported seeing a woman matching Suzanne’s description driving an older moss green Dodge van on the afternoon of June 7. The witness said that the woman appeared terrified as she heard a male voice tell the driver, “Don’t do anything stupid.” Several other witnesses reported seeing a Dodge van in different areas of Springfield, but police have been unable to determine if the sightings were of the van they sought.
A witness reported seeing a woman matching Suzanne’s description driving an older green Dodge van
An extensive search of the area around Sherrill Levitt’s home did not turn up any human remains or any clues that could shed any light on the women’s whereabouts. Investigators do not know if Cox’s statements were credible, or whether he was merely seeking attention by providing false statements. He has never been charged in connection with the disappearances.
An anonymous caller telephoned the America’s Most Wanted hotline when that program profiled the case in 1992, but either hung up or was disconnected before he could provide any information. Springfield investigators believe the caller had vital information, but despite public pleas for him to come forward the caller never contacted authorities again.
A reward fund has been established for information leading to the location and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for these disappearances. Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810, (417) 869-8477 (CRIME STOPPERS), or provide information via the department’s 24-hour fax line at (417) 864-1713.