Missing Since: December 28, 1997 from Springfield, Missouri
Classification: Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: January 24, 1996
Age: 1 year old
Height and Weight: 3'1, 30 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.


Missing Since: December 28, 1997 from Springfield, Missouri
Classification: Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: November 12, 1993
Age: 4 years old
Height and Weight: 3'6, 40 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes

Details of Disappearance


Nicholas and his sister Shyanne were last seen in Springfield, Missouri on December 28, 1997. They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Linda Lu Hewitt. A photograph and vital statistics for Linda are posted below this case summary. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for her on July 10, 1998. Nicholas and Shyanne have never been heard from again.




Above: Linda Lu Hewitt
Date of Birth: June 30, 1960
Age: 37 years old
Height and Weight: 5'6, 115 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Linda may use the alias last name Hewitt. Some agencies refer to her as Linda Hewitt Springer. She has a mole on her right cheek.


Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Taney County Sheriff's Department

417-546-7250