The police tape is gone, and the cruisers are no longer parked outside 1333 Page Blvd., but neighbors said the property has become an eyesore.
The East Springfield Neighborhood Council held their first meeting since the remains of three women were found at a Page Boulevard home last month.
Several residents at Tuesday’s East Springfield Neighborhood Council Meeting came because of concerns about the Page Blvd. property.
While the police are gone, the state of the property serves as a constant reminder of what happened there.
“Every day I have to see it, and on top of that my kids,” said a concerned Springfield resident. “I’m having to constantly explain to them, the bad guy is gone we’re safe.”
Tonya McFall lives next door to the house where the bodies of three women were found. After police searched the property, they left large unfilled holes in the front yard.
“Birthday parties, cookouts are tainted by the traumatic incident that happened next door,” McFall told 22News. “It’s turning into a thing where like okay now we’re left to deal with it and clean up and fill the holes? Because my kids live directly next door.”
Other neighbors expressed concerns about curiosity seekers who stop to photograph the house or look around. The neighborhood council’s Kathy Brown said code enforcement has inspected the property and is expediting the process to address the holes.
Brown added that police have extra patrols driving by.
“I think it’s very hard,” said Teresa Habel of Springfield. “I would love to see that someone new comes into that, but that’s going to be a difficult thing also. I think it’s going to take a long time.”
The city has to give the property owner time to address the holes in the yard before the city can move forward with correcting it themselves.