The Springfield woman who on Sunday was, with her mother, the subject of an endangered person advisory is now charged along with her boyfriend of murdering her mother.
23-year-old Gypsy Blancharde of Springfield and 26-year-old Nicholas Paul Godejohn of Big Bend, Wisconsin, are each charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 48-year-old Clauddinnea Blancharde. They are in custody in Wisconsin and the Green County Prosecutor says they will be extradited to Missouri to face those charges.
The Green County Sherriff’s Department says Godejohn admitted to driving to the Blanchardes’ home in Missouri to see Gypsy and to stabbing Clauddinnea to death. He said he and Gypsy took several thousand dollars from a safe in Clauddinnea’s bedroom. He claims he would not have murdered Clauddinnea if Gypsy had not asked him to, and said she gave him the knife.
Investigators say Gypsy admitted she knew Godejohn was going to stab her mother and did not stop it or report it to authorities. She said after the murder she and Godejohn left the Springfield home in a cab. Both told authorities they attempted to clean up the blood before leaving.
Gypsy admitted to writing on her mother’s Facebook page, “That Bitch is dead.” That and another disturbing post were found to have been posted from Godejohn’s home in Wisconsin. Authorities there found the couple and took them into custody after a brief standoff.
The Department said the crime happened between Tuesday, June 9 and Sunday, June 14.
On Sunday the Missouri State Highway Patrol had issued an endangered person advisory for the Blanchardes. Authorities had been called after a friend saw the posts on Clauddinnea’s Facebook page. After obtaining a search warrant they found Clauddinnea’s body face down on her bed with multiple stab wounds in her back and a slash to the back of her neck.
In that advisory, Gypsy’s age had been given as 19, apparently based on a false birthdate.