Missing: Police are searching for a 24-year-old woman believed to have been taken by force
Savannah Barton, 24, was reported missing on April 15, 2018. The police in Springfield, Missouri, arrested three suspects but couldn’t find the victim.
Faith Family America reported that police agents responded to a call claiming that a woman, Barton, was abducted from the Economy Inn. When they arrived at the crime scene, she was nowhere to be seen.
After using the GPS signal of her cellphone, the police learned that it was inside a vehicle at Flag Ship Motel, located on North Glenstone. They went there and arrested three suspects: two men and a woman.
The most surprising aspect of it is that Barton was not with the suspects. Since the case is still under investigations, there are little-to-no details about it.
It is not clear if the suspects, whose names have not been revealed, know Barton’s whereabouts. The truth is that the police confessed she is probably in danger and asked the community to contact them if they know something.
‘Barton is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, recently dyed red hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink sweatshirt, jeans, and a green hat.’
Police report, Faith Family America, April 16, 2018.
Even though it is not common, it was not the first time something similar happened in Springfield. On February 18, 2014, Hailey Owens, a 10-year-old girl, was abducted by a man in a truck while she was walking home.
Owens’ dead body was later found in Craig Michael Wood’s house. It was inside two garbage bags in the basement with a shot in the back of her head and marks on her wrists indicating that she had been tied up.
It was revealed that she was raped before being shot. Wood’s trial started in October 2017, and prosecutors wanted to get the death penalty for him.
In November, he was found guilty of first-degree murder and in January 2018, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection.