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    MO - Could These Abductions and Murders of Females Be Connected?

    Missouri is a rural state, with few high-profile cases (aside from Shawn Hornbeck). But in the same areas, there seem to be abduction or murder cases that seem identical.

    Is it possible that these abductions and murders could have been committed by the same culprit? NOTE: I am NOT saying they are all definitely connected, I am saying they MAY be connected.

    1990 – Katherine Baker, 30, was last seen on the 14th or 15th April 1990 in North Kansas City. Her body was found on 19th April. She may have visited bars in the North Kansas City area prior to her disappearance.
    http://kcmo.gov/police/homicide-3/

    1985 – Peggy Alt, 17, vanished from High Ridge, Missouri, after packing her belongings and leaving her home on March 2nd 1985. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/alt_peggy.html

    1989 – Gina Brooks, 13, was last seen as she left home on her bicycle in Fredericktown, Missouri, on 5th August 1989 sometime after 10pm. She was seen near a local church, talking to the driver of a light gray, green or blue station wagon with Missouri licence plates. A scream was heard sometime after that and her bicycle was found later that evening. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/brooks_gina.html

    1991 – Angela Hammons, 20, was last seen in Clinton, Missouri, on 4th April 1991. She was talking in a telephone booth to her fiancée. A ‘filthy bearded man’ apparently came out with a flashlight. Angela was heard screaming and the call ended. Her fiancée began to drive there and said he saw a green Ford F-150 pickup. Witnesses near the crime scene said they saw a man with coveralls and a dark baseball cap at the site. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...nd_angela.html

    1991 – Cheryl Kinney, 30, was last seen in Nevada, Missouri, at her job at the Quality Convenience Store on 27th February 1991. She clocked out at 10pm. Witnesses say they heard a woman screaming. Her case has previously been connected to Angela Hammond. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ey_cheryl.html

    1992 – Stacy McCall, 18; Suzanne Streeter, 19; and Sherill Levitt, 47, were last seen in Springfield, Missouri, on June 7th 1992. Stacy’s parents called police after she had not returned home. All personal belongings were found at the house. A light outside had been smashed and cleaned up unknowingly. Missing.
    http://www.springfieldmo.gov/2498/Three-Missing-Women

    1992 – Tracy Pickett, 14, left her home in Joplin, Missouri, to stay over at a friend’s house on 11th August 1992. During a party at the house, a man named Al (who has been identified as Lowell Andrew Billy, who was convicted of an unrelated crime in 1993) was seen talking to her. Neighbours reported that they heard a girl scream. There is insufficient evidence to charge Billy with any crime. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ett_tracy.html

    1994 – Kristina Bishop, 13, left to go to school on 19th October 1994 in Columbia, Missouri. She was seen talking to the driver of a four-door vehicle on her street. Kristina reportedly got in. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._kristina.html

    1997 – Racheal Hayson, 14, left her house in Richmond, Missouri, after an argument with her mother on 20th June 1997. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...n_racheal.html

    2005 – Bianca Piper, 13, disappeared from Foley, Missouri, on 10th March 2005. Her mother dropped her off on McIntosh Hill Road after an argument. Her therapist had advised her to do this if Bianca had an argument. She never arrived home. No sign of her was found, ruling out the theory that she got lost. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/piper_bianca.html

    1993 – Angie Housman, 9, was last seen after she got off her school bus in St. Ann, Missouri, on 18th November 1993. Her body was found on 27th November. She had died hours earlier. She was found duct-taped to a tree.
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/c...71b60d981.html

    1987 – Diana Braungardt, 18, disappeared from Crystal City, Missouri, on 11th March 1987. She left a store in Twin City Mall, where she was employed. She finished at 10pm and walked to the parking lot, where her car was. It was found there the next day. Authorities don’t believe she reached her car. missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...rdt_diana.html

    1985 – Jody Ledkins, 14, disappeared from Kansas City, Missouri, on 23rd May 1985. She called her mother and said she was coming home from a friend’s house. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/ledkins_jody.html

    1987 – Tammy Fields, 21, left her apartment block in Kansas City, Missouri, to run an errand on 12th January 1987 at 1.40pm. She told her roommate that she planned to come back by 4pm. She never arrived back. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/fields_tammy.html

    2006 – Megan Shultz, 24, was last seen in Columbia, Missouri, on 4th August 2006. She left her residence at 1am to meet friends. She never arrived. She was involved in drug use and other risky activities. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/shultz_megan.html

    2009 – Christina Whittaker, 21, was last seen in Hannibal, Missouri, on 13th November 2009. She went to Rookie’s Sports Bar, but was told to leave after she started harassing other patrons. She left at 11.45pm, asking many people for a ride. Her mother described her daughter as ‘child-like’ and said medication she took could have caused her to be manipulated. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...christina.html

    2014 – Amanda Caudill, 27, was last seen on 15th December 2014 in St. James, Missouri. She telephoned her parents at 1pm from her residence and did not take her car or wallet. Missing.
    https://missingpersonsofamerica.com/...m-st-james-mo/

    I decided these cases, or at least some, could be connected. These were all young women, most of them in their teens, (the average age is 19) with some of these cases indicating an abduction. Some were heard screaming and some got into vehicles.

    Some were seen leaving work, some going to or from friend’s houses or school. 12 of these 17 incidents took place between March and August. Quite a number of these seem to have suspicious circumstances.

    There seem to be two main groups. Those leaving work to go to a parked car, or a young girl walking alone and being coerced or pulled into a vehicle. The Springfield Three and Amanda Caudill seem to have been abducted from their homes, but maybe the killer had spotted them earlier?

    What is puzzling is that after 1997 there seems to be a large gap, with only four having occurred after that year. If it is the same person or persons, maybe they went to prison?

    Now, these might NOT be related and I am not suggesting that they are. I am saying that some of these seem to share similarities and distance.

    Could it be the I-70 killer? Could it be someone else? Whatever the answer, I think that this idea should certainly be considered. How come most of these women are still missing? Missouri is, as I said before, quite a rural state, with plenty of room to discard a body if you knew the place.

    If it is the same killer, he may use a vehicle for work or have family in different parts of the state. I just want these cases to be solved and the families given peace.

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    Are These Connected?

    Hello. You can find the thread here. I forgot where new threads were posted.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...s-Be-Connected

    Missouri is a rural state, with few high-profile cases (aside from Shawn Hornbeck). But in the same areas, there seem to be abduction or murder cases that seem identical.

    Is it possible that these abductions and murders could have been committed by the same culprit? NOTE: I am NOT saying they are all definitely connected, I am saying they MAY be connected.

    1990 – Katherine Baker, 30, was last seen on the 14th or 15th April 1990 in North Kansas City. Her body was found on 19th April. She may have visited bars in the North Kansas City area prior to her disappearance.
    http://kcmo.gov/police/homicide-3/

    1985 – Peggy Alt, 17, vanished from High Ridge, Missouri, after packing her belongings and leaving her home on March 2nd 1985. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/alt_peggy.html

    1989 – Gina Brooks, 13, was last seen as she left home on her bicycle in Fredericktown, Missouri, on 5th August 1989 sometime after 10pm. She was seen near a local church, talking to the driver of a light gray, green or blue station wagon with Missouri licence plates. A scream was heard sometime after that and her bicycle was found later that evening. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/brooks_gina.html

    1991 – Angela Hammons, 20, was last seen in Clinton, Missouri, on 4th April 1991. She was talking in a telephone booth to her fiancée. A ‘filthy bearded man’ apparently came out with a flashlight. Angela was heard screaming and the call ended. Her fiancée began to drive there and said he saw a green Ford F-150 pickup. Witnesses near the crime scene said they saw a man with coveralls and a dark baseball cap at the site. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...nd_angela.html

    1991 – Cheryl Kinney, 30, was last seen in Nevada, Missouri, at her job at the Quality Convenience Store on 27th February 1991. She clocked out at 10pm. Witnesses say they heard a woman screaming. Her case has previously been connected to Angela Hammond. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ey_cheryl.html

    1992 – Stacy McCall, 18; Suzanne Streeter, 19; and Sherill Levitt, 47, were last seen in Springfield, Missouri, on June 7th 1992. Stacy’s parents called police after she had not returned home. All personal belongings were found at the house. A light outside had been smashed and cleaned up unknowingly. Missing.
    http://www.springfieldmo.gov/2498/Three-Missing-Women

    1992 – Tracy Pickett, 14, left her home in Joplin, Missouri, to stay over at a friend’s house on 11th August 1992. During a party at the house, a man named Al (who has been identified as Lowell Andrew Billy, who was convicted of an unrelated crime in 1993) was seen talking to her. Neighbours reported that they heard a girl scream. There is insufficient evidence to charge Billy with any crime. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ett_tracy.html

    1994 – Kristina Bishop, 13, left to go to school on 19th October 1994 in Columbia, Missouri. She was seen talking to the driver of a four-door vehicle on her street. Kristina reportedly got in. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._kristina.html

    1997 – Racheal Hayson, 14, left her house in Richmond, Missouri, after an argument with her mother on 20th June 1997. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...n_racheal.html

    2005 – Bianca Piper, 13, disappeared from Foley, Missouri, on 10th March 2005. Her mother dropped her off on McIntosh Hill Road after an argument. Her therapist had advised her to do this if Bianca had an argument. She never arrived home. No sign of her was found, ruling out the theory that she got lost. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/piper_bianca.html

    1993 – Angie Housman, 9, was last seen after she got off her school bus in St. Ann, Missouri, on 18th November 1993. Her body was found on 27th November. She had died hours earlier. She was found duct-taped to a tree.
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/c...71b60d981.html

    1987 – Diana Braungardt, 18, disappeared from Crystal City, Missouri, on 11th March 1987. She left a store in Twin City Mall, where she was employed. She finished at 10pm and walked to the parking lot, where her car was. It was found there the next day. Authorities don’t believe she reached her car. missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...rdt_diana.html

    1985 – Jody Ledkins, 14, disappeared from Kansas City, Missouri, on 23rd May 1985. She called her mother and said she was coming home from a friend’s house. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/ledkins_jody.html

    1987 – Tammy Fields, 21, left her apartment block in Kansas City, Missouri, to run an errand on 12th January 1987 at 1.40pm. She told her roommate that she planned to come back by 4pm. She never arrived back. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/fields_tammy.html

    2006 – Megan Shultz, 24, was last seen in Columbia, Missouri, on 4th August 2006. She left her residence at 1am to meet friends. She never arrived. She was involved in drug use and other risky activities. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/shultz_megan.html

    2009 – Christina Whittaker, 21, was last seen in Hannibal, Missouri, on 13th November 2009. She went to Rookie’s Sports Bar, but was told to leave after she started harassing other patrons. She left at 11.45pm, asking many people for a ride. Her mother described her daughter as ‘child-like’ and said medication she took could have caused her to be manipulated. Missing.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...christina.html

    2014 – Amanda Caudill, 27, was last seen on 15th December 2014 in St. James, Missouri. She telephoned her parents at 1pm from her residence and did not take her car or wallet. Missing.
    https://missingpersonsofamerica.com/...m-st-james-mo/

    I decided these cases, or at least some, could be connected. These were all young women, most of them in their teens, (the average age is 19) with some of these cases indicating an abduction. Some were heard screaming and some got into vehicles.

    Some were seen leaving work, some going to or from friend’s houses or school. 12 of these 17 incidents took place between March and August. Quite a number of these seem to have suspicious circumstances.

    There seem to be two main groups. Those leaving work to go to a parked car, or a young girl walking alone and being coerced or pulled into a vehicle. The Springfield Three and Amanda Caudill seem to have been abducted from their homes, but maybe the killer had spotted them earlier?

    What is puzzling is that after 1997 there seems to be a large gap, with only four having occurred after that year. If it is the same person or persons, maybe they went to prison?

    Now, these might NOT be related and I am not suggesting that they are. I am saying that some of these seem to share similarities and distance.

    Could it be the I-70 killer? Could it be someone else? Whatever the answer, I think that this idea should certainly be considered. How come most of these women are still missing? Missouri is, as I said before, quite a rural state, with plenty of room to discard a body if you knew the place.

    If it is the same killer, he may use a vehicle for work or have family in different parts of the state. I just want these cases to be solved and the families given peace.

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    Many believe Gerald Carnahan might have been a serial killer. I believe he was arrested for Jacki Johns murder in 2007 and then incarcerated for that murder in 2010. I don't know if there would be any way to determine his whereabouts in the time-frames you have outlined. I am sure he was looked at for the "Springfield Three".

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    It's very interesting that you should mention that. It's just that I found all of these cases to be too similar and some those too close together in terms of geography.

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    Posts are opinion in the absence of relevant source material.

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    I wish I had time right now to look into a lot of these cases in detail.
    I guess the first point of call is to request as much documents from LE and solicitors as possible and start from there.
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    If these ARE connected (and that is very unlikely that they all are, but many they have similar circumstances), then the perpetrator, if he was about 20 in 1985, he would be around 50 now. Were any fingerprints recovered from the tape binding Angie Housman? Or DNA from any crime scenes?



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