The disappearance of Cassidy Rainwater is heartbreaking and very disturbing. And if the chatter is true, it's the kind of stuff that happens in horror movies.
Cassidy was reported missing by a family member in August but reports say she was last seen on July 25th. James David Phelps, 58, told investigators that he was helping the 33-year-old woman "get back on her feet" and that she had been living in the loft area of his cabin at 386 Moon Valley Road. He told law enforcers he last saw Cassidy when she walked down his driveway in the middle of the night on July 25th, according to court documents.
Phelps' cabin has a Lebanon address, but it is near Windyville, a small town in southwest Missouri that is reported to be haunted and that locals call Spookyville.
Cassidy Rainwater was very familiar with the area around Moon Valley Road as her family has owned land adjacent to the last place she was reportedly seen for decades, according to a former neighbor.
This case broke wide open after the FBI received a tip from an anonymous source who had evidence of a partially clothed woman being held in a cage and tortured on the dark web. A source close to the investigation says the FBI used software that uses pixels and matches skin tones and contacted the Dallas County Sheriff's Office on September 16th after finding a possible match to Cassidy's missing person's report.
The source, who wishes to remain anonymous, says police became suspicious of Phelps when they interviewed him on September 16th "because he was acting weird." They walked to the back of the cabin and saw meat hooks in the bathroom through a window. Law enforcers then asked a judge for a search warrant.
When they kicked in Phelps' door the following morning they allegedly found him eating a sandwich with human remains. He allegedly laughed and told investigators that he had served human ribs to an unsuspecting neighbor a few days prior.
During their search, cops allegedly found vacuum-sealed body parts with detailed labels in a freezer and seven photos of Cassidy in a cage on Phelps' phone.
|James D. Phelps (l) Timothy Norton|
If this case has not already become federal it soon could be as authorities believe that Phelps' alleged accomplice, Timothy Leroy Norton, 56, who is an over-the-road truck driver, may have transported victims across state lines.
On September 19th, investigators interviewed Norton who told them that he lived in his truck at the Moon Valley property, even when he was off the road. When investigators re-interviewed him on September 20th he told them that he helped Phelps restrain Cassidy at the property and he was arrested. Another source says cops allegedly found human remains in some trailer tanks on the property.
Another source tells me that at least one set of partial remains have been recovered so far at Phelps' property and authorities believe there could be at least 13 other sets of remains at this property...and some of them could have been missing for decades.
Investigators are also interested in property near Preston that belongs to one of Phelps' family members.
There has been speculation on the online forum Reddit that there could be a possible connection to a van recovered on Phelps' property and the nearly 30-year-old mysterious disappearances of Sherrill Levitt, Suzie Streeter, and Stacy McCall in the Springfield 3 case.
|Pictures coming out of the Moon Valley Road investigation do show at least one van recovered from Phelps' property|
Online sleuths are also paying close attention to this case and a possible connection to, Echo Lloyd, 47, who went missing on Mother's Day 2020 from Edwards, Missouri, which is about an hour-and-a-half away from the crime scene on Moon Valley Road.
Fate can be brutal sometimes. Rainwater's mother, Tracy Wahwassuck, was reported missing by her boyfriend, Leonard "Len" Couch, in 2007. Her remains were found not far from Couch's residence in 2008, an area that had already been searched, according to a family member who wishes to remain anonymous.
|Tracy Denise Wahwassuck|
No charges have ever been filed in Wahwassuck's case but mystery surrounds it as well. Len Couch died in February of 2021.
Some people are asking about Cassidy's son. The family member told me he is safe.
This case is still breaking and will be updated as details become available.
I’m so glad you are posting again!!
I wonder if this could be connected to my cousin’s disappearance. She’s missing from Missouri too (2004) https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20160115/NEWS/160119182%3ftemplate=ampart
Rainwater story. How Erie and sick eating human remains.
I wonder if this has any thing to do with the Angela hammons case out of Clinton Missouri from years ago? Might reach out the Clinton police department and see if any clues could be passed on between everyone involved
Buckhorn isn't far from Lebanon at all. You might be right about this.
Betty from Sullivan came up missing just out of the blue and has never been found prayers there for her family and this is just wreid.prayers to all and everyone
Though most of this blog is typical lebanon gossip and hearsay and not proven facts, I do hope they can close the Sprigfield missing 3's case.. those families need closure and I hope its not really as horrific as it's being said it is... Be safe folks their are some sick people in this world..
Absolutely disgusting that there are sick people like this in our world....Thanks for posting this!
Lord help us!!!!
Hello! This is very interesting. Without disclosing your sources, could you please provide their relation to the case and how they came to learn the information you have provided? The internet is pretty quiet on this case and I did not see anything about human remains.
Your a blogger but where did info come from and why is this not on the news?
Is this true? Why haven't the police got equipment on the property to excavate the land and search for bodies??
Is this true? Why is there not police presence there excavating the property?
I legit live 30 miles away from where this is taking place. It's terrifying thinking about cannibals less then 30 min drive from me. Omg.
With a case like this, if the cannibalism does turn out to be more than rumor and speculation, the police department, state police and FBI would be keeping as much information as possible out of the news and media. It's a simple fact of avoiding a mistrial because someone released the information to early. It's also highly possible that aside from just avoiding a mistrial they are looking into other suspects and don't want to release all the information to keep any other possible suspects from fleeing.
I wondered that also
I was just wondering how you came across everything you are saying and if you have thought about the families of these men? I mean I know James' family personally and I don't think it's appropriate to spread things like this if they aren't facts. Nothing has been said about anything you are posting on your blog. The news isn't airing hardly anything about this case. So please help us understand how all this information you have came about.
Pretty sure they plead guilty to it beings there were 2 arrests made,my friend who introduced me to this story knows the main girl and her mother who both went missing and 1 found, just saying ...
Google it. There are reports but none so graffic.
Oh. All comments have to be approved. Nice. 🤣🤣🤣
Welcome back kathee Baird
Well....looks like some new leads to the 3 missing women....and probably many more....cassidy rainwater mom found there many years ago? How could that be coincidence?
Take it with a grain of salt, trust me.
Maybe that’s where Gina Dawn Brooks ended up!!!
At best, she has uncritically lifted it from a site called "iFunny". I namely googled the claims made above but only found ONE link, which went to a joke site called "iFunny".
The kidnapping case, however, seems to be real but not the other details about cannibalism and meat hooks and what have you, which appears to originate from said humor blog.
However, the article on iFunny now appears to be deleted because when you click on it, it is gone and only a smiley is shown, but it still pops up during a search for "James D. Phelps Timothy Norton meat hooks".
So, the kidnapping case appears to be real but the rest a really distasteful hoax.
I wonder if the girl missing from Hannibal Missouri around 2010 was a victim?
I'm a local born and raised in Windyville and we DON'T call it spookville . This is so awful can't understand why people do things like this There are so many rumors who knows the truth
Wonder if a tie to #angelahammond dissappearance
I was wondering the same thing until ai remembered this happened in the late 80's/early 90's and the man who grabbed her at the phone booth was described (by Angela to her boyfriend,) a a "dirty old man." Both of these men arrested are in their 50s so they would have been fairly young at the time she disappeared.
There’s the story. This cannibalism stuff is complete fantasy.
Agreed. Most sources just mention the photos and the arrest. They don’t say anything about cannibalism or other potential remains. Curious where the info is coming from?!
OMG!! STOP with this shit. Everything in here is 'allegedly'. Unless you can provide facts and verification, not the word of someone, don't fucking post it. All of this is bullshit with not facts to back it up. You are all part of the problem. There has not been any body as of yet. If they had found a body or remains, the house would be a crime scene and people wouldn't be able to get into it, yet it's been robbed. Use your damn heads and stop listening to social media and blogs! Stop being sheep!
Exactly. Notice the heavy usage of the word allegedly...
They have no information! The families of the parties involved don't even have information so how could random people!?
maybe they need to look for Gina Dawn Brooks there too, shes been missing since 1989 in fredricktown Mo.
This has got to be totally fake news or both men would have been charged with murder and not just kidnapping if they had body parts
I just seen i my comment had to be approved before being posted. Im sure since I said it was fake info because only kidnap charges and not murder of corse im sure it won't get posted now
Dont you feel if human parts were at the scene they would have been charged with murder and not just kidnapping
Baird....that name is familiar. I believe a name I've heard from the windyville area.
Baird, a name from windyville area
Yes but there is evidence of kidnapping but not murder at this time. The charges will come as the case and evidence unfold. If there is proof.
I also know the families.. no one has plead guilty and no bodies have been identified or told to be rainwater... Just saying....
DNA the remains science is so advanced they can pull it and do. And run in database. Because doesnt family members searching for lost ones offer dna for in case situations?
There are 2 men missing from west plains missouri.. Ira Briscoe and his roommate..
There are 2 men missing from west plains missouri.. Ira Briscoe and his roommate..
IS THIS STORY TRUE IN IT’S ENTIRETY? I know a person who grew up with Jamie Phelps and his sister, Caroline Phelps, going to school and riding the school bus with them both and both were 2-4 years older. He says James Phelps was an odd duck. Im not hearing much about it on the local news either which is suspicious to say the least. 13 human remains found on his property in Windyville going on for 20-30 years! Come onnnn!?
I spoke to my Boy Friend about this .He watches the news . I do not .He said he has not heard anything about it. He stated and they Thought Jeffery Dommer was bad with a count of 12 .I said when this hits .It is way bigger Than That ... Wow I have heard so many Rumors already makes my stomach hurt ... I can not breath ... The Evil Pure Evil
What exactly are you just saying? Who is they? No one has plead guilty to anything in this case. 2 people have been charged with kidnapping but not yet had a trial or been convicted. An arrest doesnt confirm guilt. The girl this story is about is still technically missing, even though her family states her remains were found. Her mother went missing years ago and her remains were found close to where she was last seen.
I seriously doubt that the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have finished their investigation. Once the probable cause is file with what ever agency will prosecute, then you will know what they have been charged with.
I was wondering the same thing! I mean, it's kinda close!
Omg people.. they haven't been charged with murder yet because they haven't finished their investigation for the case. Til we know the manner of death, time leading up to it and how many victims (ruffly) we don't know which murder/ manslaughter/ so on charges to charge them with
I was wondering about that part in the story. Do the residents say the whole town is haunted?
Just wondered why it was even mentioned...maybe since it's close to Halloween?
Maybe that's why the story was so "allegedly" graphic.
Ky3 is report her home is on fire right now !
They are charging them with kidnapping to keep them in jail and not released. They'll compile more evidence and formally charge them once they have the case they need. If there are others involved they don't want to tip their hand and cause them to go into hiding. A case this big doesn't just come out in a couple of weeks.
And now James Phelps house burnt to the ground… probably more people involved.
And now James Phelps house burnt to the ground… probably more people involved.
Kenneth Smith registered sex offender in Dallas county with the same address as the men. If it would let me I would post his picture from the sex offender list but you can Google it on Dallas county sex offenders.
I'm very curious where all the allegations are coming from. Are you writing a rumor blog? Because I haven't heard any information released regarding the 3 missing women, a van, or other human remains found... These are pretty serious things to assume if the sources aren't factual.
Way to quite! I'm shocked. When it comes to light,I'm afraid we will all be.
Hey. Appreciate the reporting but the cannibalism and meathooks are a bit much. Don't you feel irresponsible in that kind of reporting? Don't you think you're fueling some kind of Lebanon version of Satanic Panic? These are predatorial men who HATE women. That's as scary as they need to be. No need to add anything to make them "scarier". Especially without FACTS to back it up. Not helpful and will only make adjudicating this case more difficult. Surely you're a student of criminology enough to get that.
I have read the probable cause statements used to get the 2 men arrested and it says nothing even remotely close to what is in this story.
according to some people i know James has not lived or even knew the owner of the property he was staying at before 5 years ago so how is it even possible that all this is even remotely true and why is the owner of the property who was living their prior to james living their not been looked at.
I would worry about someone else that hasn't been caught. Who would've set the house on fire and rigged it with a bomb.
21 YEAR OLD Christina Whittaker, poor thing had a 6 mo old baby girl.
This happen not to far from me and the cannibal is real
Only 25 minutes from Lebanon! 😬
I was in high school best the two girls that come up missing in Springfield Missouri I remember that like it was yesterday it was right after graduation I hope if this has anything to do with it they are found also wonder if they have anything to do with Dana Bruce come up missing in 2008 from Sedalia Missouri
I feel.this is connected to something much bigger that's why they are not saying anything
This is so scary. I knew James when he was a young kid. I stayed the night with his sister. Seems like there is a lot being kept quiet right now but I totally understand those wanting answers. If I still lived there I'd be demanding answers.
She wasn't found there, she was found about 30 miles away and its speculation around here that Ken Couch killed her mother because he was burning a giant roll of carpet when the police showed up to his house looking for her. Total coincidence the way the cards were dealt.
Looks like the cannibalism and meathooks was fairly accurate reporting. And they stated it was all heresay. If someone is going to lose their minds over a report of heresay, they've done it to themselves I guess.
Only it's all basically now been announced to be true... So now we know.
You may be right in alot that you are saying but people break into crime scenes all the time yellow tape doesn't keep people out boards can be pulled off doors and windows just because it's a crime scene doesn't mean it can't be tampered with
Welp.... real now....
It's not bs
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