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    Quote Originally Posted by fullmoon View Post
    Has there been any information regarding the large amount of cash that was in Sherrill's purse? Some news sources say it was as high as $800. I know I don't keep that kind of cash on me and I would want it in the bank asap. That makes me wonder if she was going to loan someone the cash, or, if she was selling something, and someone came by and bought it. I guess it could have also been from tips from her job. Still, it's a lot of money.
    My mother was a stylist for 40 years before she retired. (In fact, she's Sherrill's age.) Some stylist's work for a company and get paid through the company (like JC Penneys), while other's are self employed and 'rent the chair' from the the person who owns the building/space where the salon is located (this is common with neighborhood salons and also with some large chain salons).

    'Renting the chair' is a very common practice. The stylist pays rent to use the space in the shop and buys her own products. She gets paid directly from the clients and can charge her own prices and set her own schedule. My mother has worked both for a company and also rented her chair (later, she also owned a salon and rented the chairs out)

    Where I'm going with this is that 'renting a chair' causes a person to have a lot of cash on hand. In 1992, it would have been very common for people to pay for services via check or cash. My mother would have large amounts of cash in an envelope in her purse. Due to her schedule, she wasn't able to make it to the bank to make deposits (ATMs weren't common). Sometimes, she would go a couple of weeks without making a deposit (and then pay cash for gas, groceries, etc).

    I don't know Sherrill's work circumstances (working for a company or renting her own chair), but if she was renting a chair then I can definitely see why she would have a large amount of cash on hand. She may not have been able to make a deposit during her work week. Maybe some of the cash was part of Suzy's graduation gift (along with the waterbed). Maybe she wanted cash on hand for the graduation weekend and planned on depositing the rest of it.

    Of course this is all speculation. I've always wondered if the police ever had a good handle on how much cash she actually had in her purse originally. What if she had $1000 but they only found $800? Would they know any was missing? I know they said all the money was there and none was missing, but if someone pays for a lot of things in cash I wonder if they really know how much was there to begin with.
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    Does anyone have information regarding the waterbed Sherill bought for Suzie as a graduation gift, i.e., when and where it was purchased, and when it was delivered? Makes me wonder if Sherill paid cash for the bed, and if so, did someone see her take a big roll of money out from a place she may have stashed it, and decided to come back later to get the money? A possible scenario is that the bed is delivered and set up, Sherill gets money from the closet or somewhere hidden to pay for the bed, and unbeknownst to her, is seen. The perp (s) contrives a ruse that a part for the bed is missing, and informs Sherill that it will be dropped off within a day or two. This would probably make the abduction later in the morning, perhaps around 5 a.m. That way, the ruse is more believable because the delivery is seen as the start of the scheduled deliveries for that day. After getting past the door, the perp instead demands the money. Sherill resists, and the commotion wakes up Suzie. He threatens either Sherill or Suzie for the money. Stacy, still in bed, realizes something bad is going down and she tries to make a run for it. The perp (s) is eventually given the money, but he knows he can be identified, and decides to abduct the women, maybe even telling them they will be released if they don't cause any trouble and they willingly follow. I am not questioning the reputation of the company, since I don't know who they were/are, and don't want to know. Just wondering if LE checked it out.

    A news magazine years ago actually did a study that showed a high percentage of people hired to do some kind of work inside the home are ex-convicts with extensive records. Somehow, their employers either overlooked it, or didn't do their due diligence to check their past. Many of them committed crimes as a result of casing the homes after being inside of them.
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    I apologize if this has already been discussed. I am still reading the posts on this board, but have not yet seen any discussion about this. Did the police report state that someone went through the purses? If so, who was it and why did they go through the purses? I find that terribly invasive. Particularly when I don't think there was any concern yet that the women had been abducted. If someone went through the purses, how did Sherill's purse end up in Suzie's room, next to Suzie's and Stacy's purses? Is that where it was originally found? Sherill's purse should have been in her room, or perhaps in a location she had always placed it, i.e., on the diring room table or near the coffee pot, where she would be sure to see it every morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullmoon View Post
    I apologize if this has already been discussed. I am still reading the posts on this board, but have not yet seen any discussion about this. Did the police report state that someone went through the purses? If so, who was it and why did they go through the purses? I find that terribly invasive. Particularly when I don't think there was any concern yet that the women had been abducted. If someone went through the purses, how did Sherill's purse end up in Suzie's room, next to Suzie's and Stacy's purses? Is that where it was originally found? Sherill's purse should have been in her room, or perhaps in a location she had always placed it, i.e., on the diring room table or near the coffee pot, where she would be sure to see it every morning.
    From the start of the investigation, the police gave reporters almost full access to the house, evidence, and investigation. So, the very earliest reports (1992) give the most accurate information about the investigation.

    The very earliest news reports state that the purses were found together in Suzy's room. The early news videos (on youtube) show scenes from the house and the purses all bunched together near the stairs on Suzy's room.

    WHY Sherrill's purse is in Suzy's room is one of the big mysteries of this abduction. What scenario could have caused Sherrill to leave her purse in her daughters room? We must assume that Sherrill, like most mothers, would not normally leave her purse in her daughters room overnight.

    As for going through the purses. Again, I'll go back to the very earliest interviews with the early witnesses. Janis McCall states during interviews that she was upset at Stacy for not calling to let her know where she was. When Janis showed up at the Delmar residence she intended to take Stacy's things and Stacy's car and remove them to force Stacy to call her when she (Stacy) returned from wherever she was.

    Janis says she was sitting in Stacy's car, with her purse and other belongings and though 'wait a minute, this isn't right...'

    Anyway, I'm assuming that at some point during this ordeal, Janis went through her daughter's purse- and Janis did remove the purse from the house at least one time.

    It is also stated that they got Sherrill's address book and began calling numbers to see if the women were with people listed in the address book. I don't know where the address book was. I don't know if it was in Sherrill's purse or not.

    From reading the earliest reports, I don't get anywhere that anyone started randomly rummaging through purses. I think the purses became more of a focal point after hours had gone by with no word from the missing women.

    There's also an early report that stuff was 'rolling' out of the purses. Not sure what that means.

    Also, at various times throughout this forum, people have wondered about Stacy's overnight bag. Was there one or not? We find reports of Stacy's swimsuit, Suzy's gym bag, all three purses, but no mention of Stacy having an overnight bag. Did she have one? Did it disappear with the women? Is that why Stacy's purse is on Suzy's gym bag? This is an item that has not been resolved through news reports (to my knowledge) and also remains a mystery
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    What was the nature of the obscene phone calls places to the Streeter house?

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    Hi, Mae. We have a thread about this question on the forum. I just read it again this morning and would welcome your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auramyst View Post
    Janis McCall states during interviews that she was upset at Stacy for not calling to let her know where she was. When Janis showed up at the Delmar residence she intended to take Stacy's things and Stacy's car and remove them to force Stacy to call her when she (Stacy) returned from wherever she was.

    Janis says she was sitting in Stacy's car, with her purse and other belongings and though 'wait a minute, this isn't right...'
    Was Janis a very close friend of Sherrill, close enough to go rifling through her house? Hadn't Sherrill recently moved in to that house? Had Janis visited there before?

    My understanding of the story is Janis hears her daughter is staying at a house belong to her daughter's friend and mom. Janis is mad her daughter hasn't called. So she goes to the friend's house, removes items she believes belong to her daughter, goes through her friend's mom's address book, and listens to their voice mail.

    If I were Janis, I'd feel like a burglar. Were Janis sand Sherrill so close that they could just wonder into each other's houses and look through personal items?

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    I would like to know where Stacy and Suzy took their senior class trip. Does anyone remember any discussion of this?

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    Started at thread #1 just recently, and after reading through all posts realized that there is a gap.
    What happened to threads #2 and #3?
    I will continue with thread #4, but would like to come back to those missing threads in the future.

    Thank you in advance...

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    If I recall correctly, threads 2 and 3 were pulled by the mods because discussion got out of hand. It's a bit of a loss, but most things are covered either in the main threads or on one of the more specialized ones.


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    Questions:
    1. $8k found in the mom's purse- that is a lot to have cash, regardless of how popular a hairdresser she was.
    a. Could she have made that much in 1 week?
    b. Was it going to be used for a graduation gift?
    C. More $ for the house? She had just bought the house, so she needed to put in extra $ cash to the agency selling the house?
    2. House itself: how much did it cost to purchase it? Could she have afforded it by herself even w/wout a loan?
    3. The cigarettes: if both mom and daughter were 'chain smokers', would they not have a carton handy, esp if they smoke the same brand? They could have grabbed the carton and left the cigarettes but if so why? and why wasn't the $8k taken? A serial killer, already a sociopath, wouldn't think twice in taking that cash....If it was a contract killer, then why not take the cash to make it look more like a robbery gone bad?
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    Correction I saw it was $800 not $8k, which could be tips made in a week for sure...but it is still baffling the money wasn't taken...

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    One last question (sorry I don't get the chance to post a lot, so I had some questions and observations...)
    The shorts: both girls were 2" apart in height, with Stacy being 5'3 and 120 lbs, while Suzie was 5'5" and 115 lbs. they could totally have worn the same generic (small medium large etc) size, either a small or extra small probably, maybe even the same numerical size like a 2 or a 4, so maybe Stacy borrowed a pair of sleep shorts, even tho it's weird, if she had already planned to spend the night out before she left her house that she would have a pair of sleeping bottoms.iirc wasn't their original plan to spend the night in Brandon at a motel?

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    The fact that the money was still in her purse suggests that robbery was not a motive. I can't answer the question about leaving the money in place but a guess? If the abductor(s) want to get in and out quickly with three victims, then stopping to look for what might have been minimal cash would have been foolish. If the abductor(s) got in the house, the goal would be to get the women out quickly without leaving a mess behind. For all they knew, Sherrill only had "pocket money" in her purse. It would appear that the goal did not involve money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShootingStars View Post
    One last question (sorry I don't get the chance to post a lot, so I had some questions and observations...)
    The shorts: both girls were 2" apart in height, with Stacy being 5'3 and 120 lbs, while Suzie was 5'5" and 115 lbs. they could totally have worn the same generic (small medium large etc) size, either a small or extra small probably, maybe even the same numerical size like a 2 or a 4, so maybe Stacy borrowed a pair of sleep shorts, even tho it's weird, if she had already planned to spend the night out before she left her house that she would have a pair of sleeping bottoms.iirc wasn't their original plan to spend the night in Brandon at a motel?
    We had a long discussion some time ago about what Stacy had with her. it may be that she wasn't worried about it because they could always stop at her house on the way. We still don't have a comprehensive list of what clothes she had in the house or what might have been in her car. Anyone who has that info should post it, please.

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