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.