SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – More than a year has passed since Greene County deputies were called to the Blanchard’s home at 2103 W. Volunteer Way and found Clauddinnea “Dee Dee” Blanchard stabbed to death.

On June 14, 2015, a post appeared on a Facebook account shared by Dee Dee and her daughter Gypsy stating someone was dead. Friends contacted the Greene County Sheriff’s Department to check the Blanchard’s residence.
 
When deputies arrived they found Dee Dee stabbed to death. Gypsy’s wheelchair was left behind but she was nowhere to be found. It was believed at the time that Gypsy was living with leukemia and muscular dystrophy. There was a concern for Gypsy’s life.
 
The bizarre and threatening Facebook posts on the shared account linked back to a location registered to  27-year-old Nicholas Godejohn. 
 
Two days later on June 16 Gypsy Blanchard, who was walking without her wheelchair, was arrested in Wisconsin and charged with first-degree murder along with her boyfriend, Godejohn.
 
Godejohn admitted coming to Springfield to see Gypsy and stabbing Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee at Gypsy’s request. He claimed he asked Gypsy if she was sure that was what she wanted before she provided him with the assault weapon. Gypsy and Godejohn took several thousand dollars from Dee Dee’s safe.
 
KOLR10 talked to several of Blanchard’s neighbors, none of which wanted to go on camera. One family told us they’re still trying to move on and forget about what happened last year with the family they thought they knew. Another lady told me she felt bad for Gypsy because it’s like she was already in jail when she lived with her mother but that didn’t justify her actions.
 
Officials came to believe Dee Dee Blanchard was engaged in a long-running financial fraud scheme that involved portraying her daughter as an ailing child who needed a wheelchair throughout the investigation.
 
Dee Dee and Gypsy moved into a house purchased from Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Katrina in 2006. Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Larry Peterson was unavailable to speak on camera but he did send a statement.
 
“In August 2015, a county public administrator was assigned by the court to oversee the home in order to protect and preserve the assets of the estate. In February, since the required payments were not being made, the property was deeded back to Habitat by the public administrator in lieu of foreclosure… Potential Habitat home buyers go through a fairly rigorous application process including financial screening, background checks and in-home visits by members of our selection committee,” said Peterson.