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Vigil Thursday Marks 20th Anniversary of Missing Women Case

(Springfield, MO) -- The anniversary of the Three Missing Women case will be marked by a candlelight vigil Thursday.

(Springfield, MO) -- The anniversary of the Three Missing Women case will be marked by a candlelight vigil Thursday.

The public vigil will be held at the Victim's Memorial Garden in Phelps Grove Park at 6 a.m. Janis McCall will gather with others to look back on the last two decades.

Last weekend, more than 30 motorcycle riders rode in One Missing Link's annual motorcycle ride -- a 98-mile ride from Springfield to Fellows Lake.

The Springfield Police Department released a statement Wednesday, saying it "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."

Springfield Police Department's Three Missing Women Page

Full Release from Springfield Police:

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 or to directly call the police department.

Special Coverage: KOLR/KOZL's "Three Missing Women" Page

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