SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – More than 40-years after young Shirley Jane Rose was taken from her home and later found dead the case remains cold. Family, friends and law enforcement are hopeful there will be justice Rose.
On the night of October 17, 1975, nine-year-old Shirley Jane Rose went missing about a block away from her home on Scenic. A few months later she was found dead at McDaniel Lake on December 13, 1975.
“She was just out on the sidewalk and someone just took her from there,” said Lt. Culley Wilson, Springfield Police Department.
Wilson said the Springfield Police Department began working the case as an abduction until her body was found.