On June 7, 1992, three women in Springfield, MO, went missing under mysterious circumstances. Recent high school graduates Suzanne "Suzie" Streeter and Stacy McCall were staying at the home of Sherrill Levitt, Streeter’s mother, after a night of post-graduation festivities. The two grads had plans to go to a waterpark with friends the next day. When their friends arrived to pick up Streeter and McCall, the three women were nowhere to be found.
With no leads, no evidence, and thousands of tips going nowhere, the Springfield police and the FBI have never been able to locate the women, figure out who (if anyone) abducted them, or determine if they're still alive. Various theories and possibilities have been floated over the years, but with no concrete evidence, this strange disappearance remains an unsolved mystery unlikely to ever be cleared up.
The Women Disappeared Sometime In The Middle Of The Night
Suzie Streeter, Stacy McCall, and Sherrill Levitt disappeared from Springfield, MO, in the early hours of June 7, 1992. While McCall and Streeter were seen as late as 2 am that morning, Levitt wasn't seen or heard from after 11:15 pm the previous night.
On the night of June 6, McCall and Streeter went to a graduation party after receiving their diplomas from Kickapoo High School. They returned to Levitt's home to get some sleep. That was the last anyone heard from them.
The House Showed No Signs Of A Struggle
When Streeter and McCall's friend arrived at the house the next morning, no one was home and the door was unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry (besides a shattered porch light) and it didn't look like there had been a struggle. All that was amiss - aside from the absence of the three women - was the agitated state of the Levitt family dog, Cinnamon.
There was no sign that anyone had been abducted by force. Those who entered the house insisted everything was in order and that no property was missing. The women's purses were intact and filled with their personal effects, but they were also strangely placed together on the stairs.
The Main Suspect Was A Texas Inmate Who Claimed To Know What Happened
The Springfield Police Department zeroed in on Robert Craig Cox as the most likely culprit behind the disappearance of the Springfield Three. When they finally caught up to him, he was serving time in a Texas prison. He had previously been convicted of the 1978 killing of a 19-year-old girl and sentenced to death, but the ruling was eventually overturned.
In 1992, Cox was living in the Springfield area, and his Army Ranger skills certainly would have made it easy for him to subdue three women with no equivalent training. He also worked at the same auto dealership as Stacy McCall's father. Initially, Cox said he was with his girlfriend on the night of the disappearances, but that later proved to be false.
Cox has said he knows the three women are dead and where they're buried; however, he's never said exactly how he knows, nor divulged the details of the bodies' whereabouts. According to then-Springfield Police Sgt. Todd King, Cox remains on the radar for the case of the Springfield Three, but no concrete evidence or information has materialized: "He's made different statements that of course keeps him as a person of interest, but never has made any true statements to point us in one direction or another... He's never been ruled out."
There Was A Strange Voicemail On The Family’s Answering Machine
While Stacy's mother Janis McCall waited for the women at Sherrill Levitt's home along with several friends and family members, the house received three phone calls from a mysterious source. According to Mrs. McCall, who answered the phone the first two times, the calls contained "lewd sexual content."
McCall doesn't go into detail about the calls in her interview with Crime Watch Daily, but it's clear she was freaked out by what she heard. No one knows whether or not the calls had anything to do with the disappearance of the Springfield Three, but any evidence that could have been gleaned from the calls is gone.
A third call came through shortly after the initial "lewd" phone calls, but McCall let the answering machine get it. The person left a voicemail but someone - no one will say who - deleted the message before the police could listen.