Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Springfield Police Department recently partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to conduct a case review involving the disappearance of Sherill (sp. Sherrill) Levitt, Suzanne Streeter and Stacy McCall. The women were reported missing June 7, 1992 and the case remains unsolved.
The process for the case review began in late 2010. The Department’s current Robbery/Homicide Unit was assigned to research the nearly 25,000 documents related to the case and review physical evidence collected from the Levitt home at 1717 E. Delmar.

Last week, Lt. David Millsap, Sgt. Allen Neal, Cpl. Kevin Shipley and Cpl. Neal McAmis presented the case in Alexandria, Virginia to a panel of 25 criminal investigative experts assembled by NCMEC. The panel included members of the NCMEC’s Forensic Evidence Section, current and former members of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, Naval Criminal Investigations Section (NCIS), former homicide detectives with the Washington, D.C. Police Department, Arlington, Virginia Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri Metro Major Case Squad, FBI Crime Laboratory experts and many other criminal justice professionals.

The three day presentation was conducted in an effort to receive feedback from the panel for future follow-up in the case.

“We still believe someone in this community has key information that will lead to this case being solved. This case has received a large amount of publicity, and we have received thousands of tips. In the beginning there was a lot of information released, and some miss-information that was generated in the public, that may have kept someone from calling or contacting us with valuable information.” said Lt. David Millsap.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding this case contact 864-1810 or 869-TIPS.
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SPD Case Number: 92-40169
Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: 864-1751
Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap
cc: Chief of Police
Command Staff

City PIO

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Approaching the 20 year anniversary.

I received another call from a reporter/ producer today. She was eager, positive and enthusiastic and began the conversation by telling me how much her network/show could bring needed national attention to our situation. As I took her name, office number and some information on her credentials. I thought to myself she sounds to young, to be associated with the T.V. show, she said, she was representing, so I asked her "how old are you" she paused and said "I'm 27, that shouldn't be a problem, will it? You will do the show?" I said " Let me check on your credentials, give me a couple days, I will be in touch, thank you" and hung up, I was in the middle of a meeting with a client and not really in a position to talk and felt the need to get back to what I was doing.

However, as I turned my attention back to my client, my mind began to wander. I had lost my ability to concentrate on his needs, or even on what we had been discussing, I excused myself and headed toward the door, I needed to be alone for a minute.

In 1992 my mother was 47 years old, my sister was 19 years old, and I was 27 years old. I'm now 47 years old, I am the same age as my mother was when she was taken from us, the tears begin to well in my eyes, I feel the frustration in my guts, the anger in my muscles and the hopelessness in my heart, then I feel the tears on my cheeks, as my fore arm reacts almost automatically to wipe the tears more into my skin then off.  I settle into the horrible sadness and disappointment.that has become so familiar during the last 20 years,

Then with a deep breath, I re-settle and head back toward the day,

I will do a check on her credentials and return her call.