9 episodes

How did three women completely vanish without a trace? Host Anne Roderique-Jones travels to the Ozarks to follow an unsolved crime in her hometown of Springfield where Stacy McCall, Suzie Streeter, and Sherrill Levitt went missing on June 7 of 1992. The Springfield Three: A Small-Town Disappearance is an investigative true crime podcast produced by editaudio and written and hosted by journalist Anne Roderique-Jones who weaves in her own personal narrative as she examines the intricate trail of stories behind the disappearance of three women who forever changed a small Missouri town—and the people in it.

The Springfield Three: A Small-Town Disappearance editaudio, Anne Roderique-Jones

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    • 4.2 • 11 Ratings

How did three women completely vanish without a trace? Host Anne Roderique-Jones travels to the Ozarks to follow an unsolved crime in her hometown of Springfield where Stacy McCall, Suzie Streeter, and Sherrill Levitt went missing on June 7 of 1992. The Springfield Three: A Small-Town Disappearance is an investigative true crime podcast produced by editaudio and written and hosted by journalist Anne Roderique-Jones who weaves in her own personal narrative as she examines the intricate trail of stories behind the disappearance of three women who forever changed a small Missouri town—and the people in it.

    How a Tight-Knit Community is Forever Changed

    How a Tight-Knit Community is Forever Changed

    In episode eighth and final episode of The Springfield Three, we look at Springfield now--nearly 30 years after the disappearance of Stacy, Suzie, and Sherrill, and I work to unpack how this has affected an entire community. These were three women, beloved by so many, that had so much in front of them. And there is a common narrative in this case. It kept coming up. In fact, I’d find that in almost every interview that I conducted, I’d hear the same thing. “Things Like This Just Don’t Happen In Springfield Missouri.” But it did--and here’s what’s happening now.

    Do you have information on the Springfield Three? Please reach out to the Springfield Police Department or us at hello@editaud.io

    We’d like to thank the following for their participation in this episode: Janis McCall, Ron Davis, Heather Kohler, Laura Bauer, Courtney Dunlop, Sally Ray, Barrett Fisk, Coyote’s Adobe Cafe, Robert Keyes, Darrell Moore, and David Asher.

    Links:

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    The Springfield Missouri Police Department
    Crime Watch Daily on Springfield Three
    People Magazine Investigates The Springfield Three 
    Springfield News-Leader 25 Years Later
    Springfield News-Leader 28 Years Later
    Springfield Police Department Springfield Three Information Page

    • 24 min
    The Questions That Remain

    The Questions That Remain

    In episode seven of The Springfield Three, we dive into questions that remain. Because, really, there are so many questions. First and maybe most importantly, why and who would want to do this to Stacy, Suzie, and Sherrill? How did the perpetrator manage to get three healthy women out of the house with very little, if no, sign of struggle? How did three women just disappear? I’ll talk with local law enforcement and journalists to go over different scenarios and try to uncover the questions that remain.

    Do you have information on the Springfield Three? Please reach out to the Springfield Police Department or us at hello@editaud.io.

    We like to thank the following for their participation in this episode: Laura Bauer, Ron Davis, Robert Keyes, Darrell Moore, Janis McCall, Rick Bookout, David Milsap, David Asher, and Terry Knowles.

    Links:
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    The Springfield Missouri Police Department
    Southeast Missourian Article on Webster County Dig
    Underground Ozarks on Winoka Lodge
    Medium Article on “How Did The Springfield Three Vanish Into Thin Air?”
    People Magazine “Where Are The Springfield Three?”

    • 26 min
    What Went Wrong in the Investigation?

    What Went Wrong in the Investigation?

    On episode six of the Springfield Three we uncover what went wrong in the investigation. To be perfectly clear, there are a lot of folks in Springfield’s law enforcement that want nothing more than to solve this case. But after a year of research, it seems to me that just about everyone points to one key person who could have possibly failed this case. I speak with him on this episode. And then there’s the scene of the disappearance...

    Do you have information on the Springfield Three? Please reach out to the Springfield Police Department or us at hello@editaud.io

    We like to thank the following for their participation in this episode: Laura Bauer, Ron Davis, Robert Keyes, Darrell Moore, Janis McCall, Rick Bookout, David Milsap, David Asher, and Terry Knowles.

    Links:
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    The Springfield Missouri Police Department
    The Oklahoman Article on CBS 48 Hours Coverage
    Springfield News-Leader Article About Terry Knowles
    KY3 Live News Footage of Disappearance

    • 25 min
    Serial Killers and Potential Suspects

    Serial Killers and Potential Suspects

    In episode five of The Springfield Three, we look at some of the potential suspects that emerge in this case. We talk about Steve Garrison, who is serving 40 years in prison for raping, sodomizing, and terrorizing a female college student in Springfield, Missouri in the summer of 1993, just a year after the three women went missing. There’s Larry DeWayne Hall, a serial killer and Civil War buff who traveled to the area often. Also, Gerald Carnahan, who murdered beauty-queen Jackie Johns from Nixa, Missouri—just a few minutes outside of Springfield. And finally, there’s Robert Craig Cox, a convicted murderer who claims to know exactly where the three women are buried—but won’t reveal this until his own mother dies.

    Do you have information on the Springfield Three? Please reach out to the Springfield Police Department or us at hello@editaud.io

    We like to thank the following for their participation in this episode: Robert Keyes, Laura Bauer, Ron Davis, Darrell Moore, David Asher, and Dennis Graves.

    Links:

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    The Springfield Missouri Police Department
    Crime Scene Investigates Blog Post
    Springfield News-Leader Article by Robert Keys on Robert Craig Cox
    CBS News Article on Larry DeWayne Hall
    Robert Craig Cox Live Interview 
    Springfield News-Leader Article on Jackie Johns
    Springfield News-Leader Article on Steve Garrison Conviction

    • 29 min
    Grave Robbers, A Haunted Girl Scout Camp and Other Theories

    Grave Robbers, A Haunted Girl Scout Camp and Other Theories

    In episode four of the Springfield Three, we start to delve into the leading theories that emerge. We’ll talk about a group of men who were arrested for stealing gold fillings out of corpses’ mouths in a local cemetery—one of whom was dating Suzie. We’ll talk about a boy who tells the haunting story of seeing the women in what locals called “The Girl Scout Camp.” It’s a story that would haunt him for the rest of his life. We’ll talk about the van—an infamous piece of information in this case. And we’ll talk about the theory that the women are buried underneath a parking lot, one that still continues to ripple throughout the town nearly 30 years later.

    Do you have information on the Springfield Three? Please reach out to the Springfield Police Department or us at hello@editaud.io

    We like to thank the following for their participation in this episode: Robert Keyes, Janis McCall, Ron Davis, David Asher, Joe Tate, Laura Bauer, Sally Ray, Brenda Kane, David Milsap, Darrell Moore, and Barrett Fisk.

    Links:

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    The Springfield Missouri Police Department
    YouTube Video of Rick Norland Using “Ground Penetrating Radar” to Search for the Springfield Three
    Websleuths Thread on Key People 
    US Department of Justice Report on Homicide Trends from 1980-2008

    • 31 min
    Hunting Through the Deep, Dark Ozark Woodlands

    Hunting Through the Deep, Dark Ozark Woodlands

    Episode 3: Who took Suzie, Sherrill, and Stacy—and more importantly, why? In this episode, we join the town as they dive into a desperate search, on foot and even horseback, through the deep and dark lakes of the Ozarks. We look to find an answer to the question: what could have happened between 2:15 AM on June 7th and 9AM the following morning?  We look to the scene of the crime, and venture inside of the house on 1717 Delmar, in hopes to find our own answers.

    Do you have information on the Springfield Three? Please reach out to the Springfield Police Department or us at hello@editaud.io

    We like to thank the following for their participation in this episode: Janis McCall, Rick Bookout, Ryan Dock, David Asher, Brenda Kane, Robert Keyes, Laura Bauer

    Links:

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    The Springfield Missouri Police Department
    A Timeline in the Springfield News-Leader
    KY3 News Clip 
    KY3 News Footage of Search and Graduation
    The Streeter Family Blog

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

nyalathotep ,

Absorbing

A detailed and compassionate but never boring or exploitative look into this tragic case, with personal insights into the community and an adult approach to case theories and rumour. I wish they were all like this.

Snofe ,

Nothing happens and nothing is learned

How they managed to squeeze 7 eps out of this is frankly baffling

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