June 06, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Three Missing Women 20th Anniversary

The Springfield Police Department continues to investigate the abduction of Sherill Levitt, age 47, her daughter, Suzanne Streeter, age 19, and Streeter's friend, Stacy McCall, age 18, from Levitt's residence on East Delmar Street, in Springfield. The three women were abducted between 2 and 7:30 a.m., on Sunday, June 7, 1992. It is believed that the women were abducted shortly after they went to bed.

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the date of the crime. Over the years, detectives have received significant cooperation from the community. They are providing the following information as part of a request for additional assistance. Detectives are particularly appealing to people who lived or worked in the community in 1992.

Detectives believe that someone, be it a former girlfriend, a past friend or associate, or a relative of the suspect, has information that can help solve the case. Given the passage of time, detectives hope that people who may have potentially useful information, even if: it seems somewhat unimportant to them, or they think that someone else has already filed a similar report, or the information does not completely fit with previously reported information, will come forward. Ultimately, detectives want to solve the case and provide closure to the community and the victims' families.

Since the time of the disappearance, a number of different case theories, names of possible suspects, and vehicle descriptions have been made public. The police department remains open to all possibilities, and it stresses that it does not want previously-released information to keep someone from contacting authorities.

The suspect clearly spent a considerable amount of time out and about from late at night on Saturday, June 6, 1992, into the morning of Sunday, June 7, 1992. The suspect had to have been unaccounted for at the time of the crime. Someone who knew or lived with the suspect in 1992 likely would have been aware of this fact. In addition, in order to explain his whereabouts on the night of the crime, the suspect may have fabricated a story regarding his activities.

Around the time of the crime, the suspect may have spent a considerable amount of time in, or may otherwise have been familiar with, the area of the crime, and he may have frequently been out and about at odd hours. The suspect also may have developed an interest in the victims.

People who know the suspect may not believe that he is capable of committing this type of crime, and he may not have a history of committing crimes of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call our Crime Stoppers tip line at 869-TIPS (8477), or submit a tip on-line through our Crime Stoppers link at www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/GeneralInfo/crimestoppers.html or to directly call the police department.

SPD Case Number: 92-40169
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: A/Maj Kirk Manlove

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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