That is exactly what happened with the "Springfield Three."
On June 6, 1992, Suzie Streeter and Stacy McCall graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri.
|Janelle Kirby (left), Stacy McCall (center), and Suzie Streeter (right)|
After the ceremony, they attended several graduation parties. At the end of the evening, they decided to spend the night at Suzie's house with her mom, Sherill Leavitt. Their friend, Janelle (pictured above) last saw them leaving in separate cars around 2 a.m.
|Stacy, Suzie, and Suzie's mom, Sherill Leavitt|
Around 9 a.m. the next morning, Janelle began trying to reach her friends by phone. She and her boyfriend drove to the house, finding all three cars in the driveway. As they walked to the front door, they saw that the globe covering the porch light had been shattered and glass was all over the steps.
|Sherill Leavitt's house. Photo credit: Disappeared, Discovery ID|
When they entered the house, nobody was inside. Both beds looked slept in and the cloths that they'd used to remove their makeup were still on the counter. In addition to their cars, their purses, cigarettes, keys, and other personal items had been left behind.
By the time police arrived, the scene had been contaminated by friends and family members who were searching for clues. There were many leads that emerged in the years that followed, but perhaps the most disturbing was one involving a van that looked similar to this:
|Photo credit: Missing & Unidentified People|
A resident more than a mile away from Sherrill's house said at around 6:30 a.m. on the morning of June 7, a van turned around in her driveway. She said Suzie Streeter was driving the van. The woman said it looked like Suzie had been crying. She heard a man in the back seat tell the girl not to do anything stupid, just to get them out of there.
What do you think happened to the Springfield Three?
⬅️ R Is for Robyn Gardner