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Cold Case Files: Missing 28 years from Jasper County, Mo.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The Jasper County missing persons case of Grace Weber recently marked 28 years. #missinggraceweber

Grace Weber was last seen on October 6th, 1994. Her vehicle was found abandoned at the Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park (previously known as Twin Bridges State Park) in Fairland, Oklahoma.

At the time of her disappearance, Grace worked for a real estate company in Joplin, Missouri.

➡️ If you have any information regarding Grace Weber, please contact the Jasper County Missouri Sheriff’s Office at (417) 358-8177.

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MISSING MAN: FBI OFFER $30,000 REWARD

KOAM NEWS NOW (SEPT 23, 2022) — The FBI continues to offer $30,000 reward to locate missing man, he could be in Southwest Missouri.

FBI says some of Jason Lierl’s belongings were recovered in Eagle Rock, Mo.

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4 missing men on bicycles nearly a week; Now remains found in river

OKMULGEE, Okla. — Chief Prentice of the Okmulgee Police Dept stated Friday afternoon they responded to reports of suspicious items in the River in the area of the bridge that goes across Sharp Road which is SW of Okmulgee.

“Officers responded and discovered what appears to be multiple human remains in the river,” he stated. Multiple agencies responded.

“Currently we have more questions than answers.”

The families of the four missing men; Mark Chastain, Billy Chastain, Mike Sparks and Alex Stevens were notified before the information was released to the public.

| RELATED BREAKING NEWS >> 4 missing men on bicycles from town south of Tulsa

Late Friday night another statement from the PD:

“The recovery process has been completed from the river on Sharp Road. The process went much faster than I anticipated. Four male bodies were recovered from the river. No identifications have been made at the scene and the Medical Examiner will have to make the official identifications.

The bodies are being taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Tulsa for autopsy. No additional information is being released at this time.” — Chief Prentice

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Fayetteville Police searching for missing woman; Missing person resources and cases

JOPLIN, Mo. — While researching a missing persons case in our area we went down a rabbit 🕳 hole and thought we’d share some important regional cases. Also we want to share groups we follow for accurate and up-to-date information.

Woman Missing in Fayetteville, Ark

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Fayetteville Police Dept release details on a missing 35-year-old woman on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Stephanie Breton, please contact Detective O’Dell at 479-587-3520.” — FYVPOLICE

The circumstances surrounding Breton’s status as missing is unknown to the public.

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4 Men reported missing in NEOK

OKMULGEE, Okla. – Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Okmulgee Police release information regarding 4 local men. “Four men have been reported missing to the Okmulgee Police Department overnight. Mark Chastain 32 of Okmulgee, Billy Chastain 30 of Okmulgee and Mike Sparks 32 of Okmulgee were reported missing by Mark Chastain’s wife. A few hours later, Alex Stevens 29 of Okmulgee was reported missing by his mother. All four are close friends and are believed to have left Billy Chastain’s home on the west side of Okmulgee on Sunday at around 8PM. All were reportedly on bicycles. Two of the men are believed to have cell phones with them, but attempts to call go straight to voicemail.” – OPD

MISSING MAN: FBI OFFER $30,000 REWARD

SEPT 23, 2022 — The FBI continues to offer $30,000 reward to locate missing man, he could be in Southwest Missouri.

FBI says some of Jason Lierl’s belongings were recovered in Eagle Rock, Mo.

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Webb City Police seek woman, family says now missing a month

WEBB CITY, Mo. — The WCPD release details Tuesday evening regarding a missing person from the area.

Marissa Nicole Sharp, 27, was last seen on August 13th, 2022, in Webb City, MO.

She is likely in the Joplin, MO, area and may be homeless. She has not contacted her family since August 17th, 2022, and this is unusual for her.” — WCPD

Name: Marissa Nicole Sharp
Race: White
Sex: Female
Age: 27
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 185

DESCRIPTION: She has a red heart tattoo on her face near her right eye, and her children’s names tattooed on the left, right, and center of her neck. Family is concerned about her and have reported her missing.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marissa, please contact the Webb City Police Department at 417-673-1911 or email: info@webbcitypd.org

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Missing Newton Co. Mo. woman located safe

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Late Sunday evening a woman reported missing more than a month was located. 

UPDATE: 8/21/22 “Simone Palmer has been located and is safe. Thank you to all that shared the original post.” — Newton Co. Mo. Sheriff’s office.

Palmer had been missing since July 14, 2022, from the area of State Hwy CC and US-60. She is known to walk the highways in the area.

No other information was provided by authorities.

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Missing from Joplin now 30 years; Police continue seeking leads in Tracy Pickett case

JOPLIN, Mo. – Tracy A. Picket was last seen August 12, 1992. She left her residence in Joplin to spend the night with a friend. Her family has gone 30 years without answers as to what happened to her. Police continue to seek in the missing persons case.

There have been two suspects in Tracy’s disappearance. One was her boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, Ernest Hensley, who is now deceased. The second has been identified as Lowell Andrew Billy, who admitted to giving her a ride in his van in the early morning of the day she disappeared.

Joplin Police continue working this case. Even today stating in a media release, “As another anniversary of the disappearance approaches, we strongly encourage anyone in the community who has any information to come forward. If you, or anyone you know, has any information or tips related to this case, we encourage you to please contact Captain Nick Jimenez at 417-623-3131 x1676.”

From NCMEC: “On August 11, 1992, Tracy left her Joplin, Missouri home to spend the night with a female friend in the 800 block of Daugherty Avenue in Webb City, Missouri. Tracy’s mother allowed her to go, thinking her friend lived with her parents and they would be there to supervise; in fact, the girl lived on her own.

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There was a party at the residence that night. According to witnesses, one of the guests, a man named Al, kept staring at Tracy all night and even asked her if she was wearing panties.

Eventually he offered to give her a ride home to Joplin so she could change her clothes. He was supposed to return her to her friend’s apartment afterwards. He drove a black van with two sunroofs, louvered side windows and Oklahoma license plates, and witnesses stated there was a gun inside it.

Tracy has never been heard from again. A week after her disappearance, authorities located and interviewed the individual who gave her the ride. By then he had left the state. “Al” was actually named Lowell Andrew Billy, and he had a prison record. Billy claimed he dropped Tracy off outside a pawnshop in downtown Joplin.

| RELATED 2021 >> Police continue investigating 14-year-old Tracy Pickett’s disappearance

A year after Tracy’s disappearance, Billy was charged with kidnapping, rape and forcible sodomy in Oklahoma. He eventually pleaded no contest and sentenced to seven years in prison.  During the summer of 1993, he had picked up a Tulsa, Oklahoma woman who was hitchhiking, held her captive for about four hours, and beat and sexually assaulted her. He was released from prison but later jailed for failing to register as a sex offender according to The Charley Project.

Authorities attempted to drain an old mining pit in the area in 2005 to no avail. Then in 2018 and 2019 police searched ponds in an area north and south of West Zora Ave on the north edge of Joplin.

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Body discovered at long-abandoned farmhouse in Carytown, Jasper County Sheriff’s Detectives investigate

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon reports of a vehicle with a person inside near Civil War and Pine Road alerted Jasper County E911.

Jasper County Deputies responded to a long-abandoned farmhouse in Carytown on Pine Road west of Civil War Road.

On the scene Jasper County Detectives tell us a cream-colored Ford Edge was located behind the farmhouse. The body of an individual was in the vehicle. It is thought to be missing Alba woman, Michele Stone.

Also located at the scene was a poodle, Stone’s missing dog, Liberty. Deputies said she was very thirsty.

Next of kin have been notified. And Liberty is with family now.

| RELATED >> Woman missing and endangered, Jasper County Sheriff seeks assistance

Jasper County Coroner Randy Nace claimed the body about 4:30 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected at this time.  An autopsy will be scheduled as part of the continuing investigation. Those details are unknown at this time.

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Missing woman in Newton Co., Sheriff seeks information

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Newton County Sheriff’s office release details regarding a missing woman on Wednesday morning.

Simone Palmer was last seen on 07/14/2022. Possibly last seen on Olive Lane, near Highway Y.” — NCSO

  • STATS:
  • 33 years old
  • 5’5” tall
  • 120 pounds
  • Wearing: unknown

It has now been three weeks since she was last seen.

The Sheriff asks that anyone with information regarding Palmer’s whereabouts, pleas contact dispatch at 417-451-8333 and ask for Det. Ryan Berry.

MISSING POSTER SIMONE PALMER

PALMER LAST SEEN ON OLIVE LANE NEAR HIGHWAY Y.  JUST SOUTH OF DOLLAR GENERAL AT US-60 AND HWY CC IN NEWTON COUNTY, MO.

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Sheriff seeking wellbeing check on woman once thought to be kidnapped

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Over the weekend the Sheriff’s office released details on a woman they called Endangered and Missing.  Tuesday the case was updated with more information regarding Michele Stone, 51, of Alba, Mo.

“After further investigation it has been determined that Michele Stone does not appear to have been kidnapped. Detectives have obtained video footage of her at a fast-food restaurant and other locations where she is alone in her vehicle, with her dog, and she does not appear to be in distress. However, her family and the Sheriff’s Office would still like to contact her to check her wellbeing.” – Jasper County Sheriff’s office

If you know Stone’s whereabouts you can call the Jasper County Sheriff’s office non-emergency number 417-359-9100 or JASCO 417-358-8177.

| Click here to read the original release of information from Saturday, July 16. >> Woman missing and endangered, Jasper County Sheriff seeks assistance

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Woman missing and endangered, Jasper County Sheriff seeks assistance

ALBA, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff’s office release details on a missing woman.

Michele Stone, 51, has been reported missing from 203 Smith Street in Alba.

She is considered endangered. Her white 2007 Ford Edge is also missing. If you have information regarding Stone or the vehicle please contact JASCO at 359-9100.” — JASPER CO MO SHERIFF

Exemplary photo of her vehicle. The license plate on the vehicle is Missouri JE5M3P.

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