SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The city's biggest and most mysterious crime is receiving some new attention. It's the case of three women who disappeared after a high school graduation party 18 years ago. On Tuesday, there was a meeting of the minds with Springfield's new police chief and others who were involved in the case in 1992.
Investigators are not releasing exactly what was discussed behind closed doors, only that law enforcement officers, the prosecutor, and others are reviewing the cold case and deciding what their next move is.
Meanwhile, some on the case detail the difficulties that lie ahead in solving the women's disappearance.
"We were working 12-hour days and everything. They were pulling people out of patrol from regular assignments to address this because it became a beast of its own really," Mark Webb said recently.
Webb was a Springfield Police Department detective on the case in 1992. He says he distinctly remembers the hectic days and weeks just after Sherill Levitt, Suzie Streeter, and Stacy McCall disappeared from 1717 E. Delmar St.
"We had stacks of 3 X 5 cards on a desk where callers were taking information. We saw them at the Greasy Skillet in Fordland, or we saw them at wherever, getting on a plane to Mexico," Webb remembered.