On November 28, 1976, skeletal remains were located in a shallow grave near McDaniel Lake. The remains were identified by an orthopedic plate on the left thigh bone as belonging to a 17-year-old female, Tina Sue Spencer. Tina had originally been reported missing with the Nevada Police Department on January 6, 1976, by her mother.
The last known confirmed contact with Tina was in Springfield around 10:00 p.m. on March 14, 1976, when a local taxi driver reportedly picked Tina up from the Springfield Airport. The taxi driver advised Tina had said she had been waiting for her friend to pick her up and he never came. According to the taxi driver, since Tina had nowhere to go, he took her to a house in the area of 400 N. Main. The residents there stated that Tina left on foot to go to a payphone to make a phone call to the person that was supposed to pick her up and they never saw her again.
Tina Sue Spencer: White female, DOB 11/23/58, 5’3”, 110lbs, green eyes, and brown hair.
Springfield Police Department Detectives conducted numerous interviews, but no charges were filed. The case remains unsolved.