After scouring the archives, we found Chris Herzog's 10-year anniversary report from 2002.
"Got ready that day with Stacy," recalled Janelle Kirby in 2002. "Then we rode together to graduation and met everybody there. It was a great day."
Kirby graduated with Stacy McCall
and Suzie Streeter from
As well all know, the girls attended a late night party with Janelle and others.
"I wish I would have made them stay. If I could have kept them there, none of this would have happened."
"From in the morning, when they should have arrived home, until around the next morning, something happened," recalls former Webster County Sheriff Ron Worsham. "We don't have a clue. Yeah, that's terribly frustrating."
In the summer of 1992, Worsham was
the assistant police chief in
"Quite frankly, it looked like they'd just been beamed up, because there was nothing out of place in the house.
"None of them can I imagine them going willingly," added Kirby. "Yet, there was no sign of a struggle. The house was perfect when we went in there."
Kirby says she and her boyfriend made their way to the house later on Sunday morning. The four had planned a trip to Branson.
"Sherill's bed had been slept in. It looked like Suzie's bed, they'd gotten into it," added Kirby. "They washed their faces, they'd taken their jewelry off. Their purses were there."
But the three women were gone. Later that night, the McCalls and others gathered at the home on Delmar, and called police.
"When we reported them missing, I didn't even call 911," said Janice McCall, Stacy's mother. "I really thought they were going to walk in any time."
Janice McCall says it was the first
time she considered the possibility that something ominous had happened. What
followed in the next few weeks was a community effort to find out the truth.
Police detectives canvassed the area, missing posters and billboards were put
In helicopters and on foot, the search began.
"We waded creeks, climbed bluffs," recalled David Haun. "We went through fields of grass that were over our heads, we walked ditches."
But Haun and other
Files deep inside the Springfield Police Department contain every lead detectives ever had -- more than 5,000 altogether. But not one of them brought detectives any closer to finding out what happened.
"Every one we checked out turned out to be negative," added Worsham. "I mean, there was nothing there. Full of dead ends. It's been that way for ten years now."
"It's still a case that bothers you," added Haun. "Because you feel like no matter what you did, you hit dead ends all along."
In the years since the abductions, many theories as to what happened that summer night have been pondered. From a stranger abduction, to involvement of a relative, to a serial killer stalking Sherill Levitt. But the only ones who know for sure haven't been seen since 1992.
"It seems like yesterday. Seems like yesterday," said McCall. "Except for, you realize what all has passed. But it, you know, time just, in one way, stands still."
detectives Herzog talked to for this story say they believe there is at least
one person out there with information that could crack this case, and help find
the missing women.
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