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  1. #381

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace View Post
    I hope I will get old enough to read about a confession, and that Suzie, Stacey and Sherrill will be found. It is all about evidence and it seems the evidence is not enough to get those suspects arrested. I can't imagine with all the files they have, they still don't know which way to turn, classmates, serial killer(s), (ex) boyfriend(s), a gang, drugs related ( or diet pills), and whatever else they might have in their files. Maybe time will tell, but hopefully a witness is going to speak up, or someone involved will confess after all these years, 22 years is a very long time for their relatives, not knowing what happened.
    I agree with you. I as well, hope that I live long enough to see someone charged in this case.

    I also feel, like you, that Law Enforcement has some idea who may have been involved, but the evidence isn't enough to file charges. I think that that is one of the reasons they brought the case in front of a Grand Jury a couple times. Grand Jury's follow slightly different rules when it comes to their ability to decide to file charges in a criminal case.......however, if the Grand Jury's didn't feel that they had enough to file charges, then that is a good sign that the evidence is probably not that strong unfortunately.

    Even if they have a good idea what happened, why, and who did it.

  2. #382

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    Is this the same thing Rick Norland used for the Cox South Hospital Parking Garage? (

    New device locates hidden bodies, helps OSBI solve crimes article from May 3, 2015

    ( The "new" device is called Findar)

    In June, 2012, Samantha Weaver, 27, and a mother of two, disappeared near Shawnee.

    Almost three years later, agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation gathered in a shed on Rustic Oaks Drive outside of Shawnee to search for her body using a new device.

    It is called FINDAR, a tool with ground-penetrating radar capable of finding secret graves.

    Graves of homicide victims often remain hidden for years, but with the help of the new tool, more bodies should be recovered quicker, Special Agent Francia Thompson said.

    Thompson was one of the OSBI agents on the case when remains presumed to be Weaver’s were found March 11.

    Following a tip made to the Pottawatomie County district attorney, agents went to the shed and found the remains buried about 3 feet deep under a plywood floor. It was the OSBI’s first successful use of FINDAR.

    Thompson said the tool, which cost $20,000, was added to the OSBI arsenal in October.

    “It is helping us do our job,” she said.

    The instrument is mobile and can be pushed around like a light lawnmower. Thompson demonstrated it recently behind the OSBI headquarters in Oklahoma City, finding a network of tree roots underground.

    A screen on the device shows an image that indicates disturbances in the soil, and that is where crews will dig, she said.

    Major development

    Authorities charged Troy D. Loveland, 42, of Shawnee, with murder in Weaver’s case in April in Pottawatomie County District Court. Loveland already was in prison on a 2014 felony kidnapping and domestic assault and battery conviction.

    Charges in the Weaver case allege Loveland caused the death of Weaver on or about June 15, 2012.

    Locating what is presumed to be Weaver’s remains was a major development in the case, OSBI agents said.

    The state medical examiner is still working to positively identify the remains, a spokesman said Friday.

    The tool will be used to assist other law enforcement agencies statewide, Thompson said.

    Finding victims of homicides who have been left in shallow graves is important for those who knew them and for investigators, Thompson said.

    “This is helping us look for evidence and for bodies in graves to help bring people back to their families,” Thompson said.

    The pictures look like the same lawn mower thing Rick Norland used? And if so, why didn't they dig just to be sure nothing is there?

    I don't get it, why is it in an article as a new invention, and isn't trustable in another investigation? It looks like the same machine/invention to me.

  3. #383

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    I was thinking the same thing when I was reading this. They can name it something new but law enforcement has been using ground penetrating radar for years and years. Glad to see them putting it to good use though.

  4. #384

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starless View Post
    I was thinking the same thing when I was reading this. They can name it something new but law enforcement has been using ground penetrating radar for years and years. Glad to see them putting it to good use though.
    The problem with the Norland scan is the timeline of the missing women. They went missing in June of 1992, and the parking garage was built in the fall of 1993.
    So unless someone reburied, or kept them hostage, or frozen for over a year, their burial at the parking garage is a "Mars" shot. Norland also stated on the full video that the objects he saw could have been tree roots or other debris in the fill dirt used. Reportedly he looked around and said I don't see any trees around here. Fact is he has no idea where the fill dirt came from, and had he looked just east of the garage, there is a pond surrounded by trees.

  5. #385

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    Pokin around: 3 missing women; here, then suddenly nowhere
    By Steve Pokin- Newsleader

    They were here, then suddenly they were nowhere. And with the passage of time, it looks like they will be nowhere forever.

    Three Springfield women were apparently abducted on June 7, 1992. They have not been seen since.

    Friends Suzanne Streeter, 19, and Stacy McCall, 18, had their lives in front of them. The day before they disappeared, they had graduated from Kickapoo High School.

    The young women were last seen about 2:15 a.m. June 7 at a graduation party. They left and are believed to have gone to the home of Suzanne's mother, Sherrill Levitt. They planned to go to an amusement park the next day.

    But they did not. Police believe, instead, someone took them against their will that night/early morning.

    Relatives found Levitt's house in disarray. Not suspecting abduction, they cleaned things up. Investigators wish they had not done that.

    The women's purses and other possessions were left behind. Nothing apparently was stolen.

    Which leads to the question: How do three people vanish from the face of the Earth?

    "That has been the question ever since," says Darrell Moore, who was first assistant in the Greene County Prosecutor's Office back then. "That is still a good question — one that we do not know the answer to."

    Moore later served as Greene County prosecuting attorney for 12 years. He is retired.

    "Obviously, with the passage of time, the odds are not good that they are alive," Moore says. "But we really don't know. You would think that if they are dead that their remains would at some point be found — perhaps by a hunter in a field."

    McCall's mother, Janis, remains in Springfield. She created the website One Missing Link, ,a nonprofit that assists families with missing persons. I was unable to reach her for this story.

    Lisa Cox, a police spokeswoman, tells me the case has generated 5,000 tips over the years. Investigators have compiled over 27,000 documents.

    "The case has never been suspended and has always been assigned to at least one of our detectives who follows up on the ongoing, incoming tips," she says.

    Cox would not say if there was, perhaps, a new wrinkle to the investigation. Even if there were, she tells me, the department would not reveal such information this week because investigators most familiar with the case were unavailable.

    Springfield investigators have sought help. From 2010 to 2012, they reviewed the case and for three days in 2012 presented that information to a panel of 25 criminal-justice investigators assembled by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

    I asked Cox what the department learned from that review.

    "Several recommendations by the panel were incorporated into the ongoing investigation," she says in an email. "Those recommendations received are not items we can publicly release."

    A $42,000 reward remains in place for information that leads to prosecution.

    In recent years, Cox says, the department gets about 100 tips a year. Some are from people who claim to be psychic.

    In addition, she says, the department continues to receive tips already determined to be unsubstantiated.

    Moore tells me of the tip that the women's bodies were buried in the foundational concrete of a Cox Hospital parking garage at South National Avenue and Primrose Street. The tip came from someone who either claimed to be a psychic or claimed to have a dream or vision about the case, Moore says. He can't recall the specific details.

    "It was in the category of — 'My dog is psychic and he is telling me there are bones there.' It was along that line," he says. "If we had sought a search warrant based on that we would have been laughed out of court."

    In another instance, he says, a psychic called to say the bodies were in a blanket buried near water.

    "People have dreams and visions," he says. "I'm sure they mean well. But it was a waste of police resources."

    Moore recalls two times when search warrants were granted to dig for bodies.

    One tip was that the bodies were in a cave or some type of depression in Webster County, he says.

    The other tip was that they were buried in an abandoned farmhouse in Barry County.

    "The allegation was that a green van was involved," Moore says. "The tip was that the van and the bodies were buried on this property."

    Investigators tore up the flooring of the house and dug. They dug outside, as well. Nothing was found.

    It is not an established fact that a green van was involved, Moore says.

    "There were people who insisted there was a green van and we could not totally discard it," he says.

    Moore still prays for justice for McCall, who worked at a health club, and for Streeter, who had a job at a movie theater; and for Levitt, a beautician at New Attitudes Hair Salon, which is still at 210 E. Sunshine St.

    Many criminals eventually tell stories of their crimes, he says. Or perhaps, relatives of the person who did it have long been suspicious and are finally ready to come forward.

    "I still think there is one or more people out there who know what happened," he tells me.

    These are the views of Steve Pokin, the News-Leader's columnist. Pokin has been at the paper three years and over the course of his career has covered just about everything — from courts and cops to features and fitness. He can be reached at 836-1253,, on Twitter @stevepokinNL or by mail at 651 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65806.

    If you have information

    Contact Springfield police at 417-864-1810, 911,, SPD Facebook, or Crime Stoppers, which says it grants anonymity —

    23 years! Let's hope it has been miserable 23 years for the one(s) who know more about their disappearance and still keep quiet.

  6. #386

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    "Relatives found Levitt's house in disarray. Not suspecting abduction, they cleaned things up."
    Too bad he did not fact check his article.
    "Relatives" were not the ones who cleaned up the house :-(

  7. #387

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    There were relatives among them, but those were Stacy's relatives, and of course lots and lots of "friends". Odd that none of the adults thought it could have been a crime scene, before they started cleaning. Maybe they also staged the purses, who knows.

    This reporter seems to be the only one who wrote an article about them for the 23 year aniversary of their disappearance, as far as I could find?

  8. #388

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    The "cleaning up" happened WAY before the "relatives" arrived on the scene.
    If only the media would do a little FACT checking before they print!
    So many "well the media said" things out there that create a smoke screen!

  9. #389

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    All that I read about this case mostly came from the media, and a few boards, but I thought the two friends who arrived earlier at Sherrill's house, only got rid off the glass shards from the porch light?
    As a favor to Sherrill. As a friend I would have done her another favor and turn the television off before I left, but when Janice entered the house that evening, it was still on .
    Would love to read the files on the picture above so that we could read all the facts

  10. #390

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    I am reading this at the moment, think it is very interesting for anyone interested in this case:

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