Stacy McCall, Sherrill Levitt, and Suzanne Streeter -- Still Missing After Kidnapping 17 Years Ago
Suzanne Streeter, 19, lived with her mother, Sherrill Levitt, 47, in a house in the 1700 block of East Delmar Street in Springfield, Missouri. Suzie graduated from Kickapoo High School on the evening of June 6, 1992, along with her friend, Stacy McCall, 18. Although Suzie planned to meet with Stacy later that evening, she first had dinner at home with her mother. She and Stacy had made plans to spend their graduation evening at a hotel in Branson, but changed plans and decided to stay at another friend's home in Battlefield instead.
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.
Police believe that Suzie and Stacy returned to Sherrill's home sometime after 2:15 a.m., after having decided that their friend's home was too crowded. They were believed to have driven their separate vehicles back to Suzie and Sherrill's house and, according to those interviewed by the police later, they had made plans to meet with other friends at White Water amusement park in Branson later in the day.
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.
The family's Yorkshire Terrier was inside the house, and appeared to be anxious. The television was also turned on, and personal belongings did not appear to have been bothered. Although there was no sign of a struggle inside the house, police noted that the porch light had been shattered.
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.
Robert Craig Cox, a convicted robber serving time in a Texas prison on charges unrelated to this case, was identified by investigators as a possible suspect. Cox apparently told detectives that he had not been in the Springfield area on June 7, but later recanted his statement. Cox also reportedly told a journalist that he knew the women had been murdered and buried near Levitt's home, purportedly claiming that their remains would never be found.
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.