Stacy McCall used to make friends laugh with a hillbilly accent while hanging out at a fast-food restaurant.
Her aunt Nancy Clymer said people called her niece "spacey Stacy," because after being told a joke she would pause and say, "Oh, I get it. " McCall, 18, the source of laughter and light-hearted silliness only a few short weeks ago, is the focus of prayers and the cause of horror, fear and grief now.
Three women, Stacy McCall, her friend Suzie Streeter, 19, and Streeter's mother, Sherrill E. Levitt, 47, have been missing from Levitt's Springfield, Mo., home since June 7. McCall's car is still parked in the driveway of her friend's home in Missouri that is still sealed off by yellow police tape. A cocker spaniel named Bubba that was a graduation gift to McCall is still waiting to see his new owner.
At the Oklahoma City home of Stacy McCall's aunt, the days hang heavy with anxiety and anticipation. Nancy Clymer moves quickly to the telephone each time it rings waiting for news about her niece.
"'We have to believe she is alive, but when you wake up in the morning ... mornings are hard," Clymer said.
"It has not been a very happy experience to say the least. " Her niece McCall has already been mentioned on "America's Most Wanted" and on a CBS This Morning television newscast.
The attractive girl with light brown hair that falls below her waist also now is seen on huge billboards across southwestern Missouri that ask for information in the missing persons case.
Aileen Moore, the missing girl's grandmother, has been absent from her home in The Village and from her The Village Christian Church for three weeks as she has stayed near her daughter's home in Springfield.
This week, Nancy Clymer recalled the telephone call she got from her sister and mother from Springfield at 5 a.m. June 8. Moore had gone to Missouri to see her granddaughter Stacy McCall graduate from Kickapoo High School the night before the girl vanished.
"My sister and my mother were both sobbing to tell me Stacy was missing," said Clymer, who lives in northwest Oklahoma City with her husband, Robert, and two children, ages 12 and 9. Clymer already has answered prank phone calls from people claiming to be her niece while her mother and sister have had their share of cruel phone calls in Missouri.
Psychics call to offer visions such as: "I see them tied up in some place that is hot. " She said psychics' words give her hope the girl is still alive, but information from police has been hard to come by although they are doing their best.
"The police say they have no clues," Clymer said.
Clymer explained that police have told the family that Stacy McCall went through high school graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 6. After going to a birthday party that followed the ceremony, she was suppose to go to friend Janelle Kirby's house where a group of girls had planned to spend the night. The girls were planning a trip to WhiteWater in Branson, Mo., the next morning.
Then Streeter said she felt sick to her stomach and wanted to go home to her mother Sherrill Levitt's house around 2:30 a.m. June 7, and they left the suburb of Battlefield in two cars.
Clymer said her niece and Streeter were not close friends, and Streeter hung out with a group of people her niece did not associate with.
Yet McCall followed the friend home to the mother's house.
Levitt lived there alone with her daughter and a small "yippy" dog named Cinnamon, which is now with a neighbor, Clymer said.
Springfield police told the family the three women's purses were all found in one room and all the beds were unmade in a house usually meticulously clean, as if the women had already gone to sleep that night, Clymer said. A porch light had been knocked out, police said.
The next morning, the girls did not show up to go to WhiteWater, and at noon Kirby went to the home but found nobody there and the television on, Clymer said.
Clymer said she is staying in Oklahoma City for now, watching her mother's house in The Village.
"They have so much community support around there now; I figure at some point that is going to slow down and I am going to be needed there," she said.
She said she has also watched another case of three missing females from Chandler closely because she empathizes and feels there may be similarities.
"I would hope the police and FBI would have looked into that," she said.
In Oklahoma on May 29, Wendy Camp, 23, Lisa Kregear, 23, and Cynthia Britto, 6, disappeared after being dropped off at a Wal-Mart in Chandler.
Chandler police chief Mel Roberts said he has already been contacted by news gatherers from CBS's "48 Hours," who are working on a story about the Springfield case.
Anyone with information about the case can call the Springfield police at 417-864-1758 or 417-864-1755. BIOG: NAME:Archive ID: 507842