Gypsy Rose Blanchard's house

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Gypsy Rose's house

This is the former home of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

It is situated at 2103 West Volunteer Way in Springfield, Missouri.

In 2015, this address became the site of one of Missouri's most infamous murder cases.

Dee Dee lived in this house with her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose. The 23-year-old reportedly had muscular dystrophy, leukemia, and the mental capacity of a young child.

Dee Dee Blanchard house
The house in June 2022.

On June 14th, 2015, the words "That B*tch is dead!" were posted on Gypsy's Facebook profile.

The status, which seemed extremely out of character, worried friends and neighbors so much that they immediately contacted the authorities.

Dee Dee Blanchard's body is discovered

When the police entered the property to carry out a welfare check, they discovered Dee Dee Blanchard lying face-down in a pool of blood on her bed. An autopsy revealed that the 48-year-old had been stabbed 17 times in the back.

Although Dee Dee's disabled daughter, Gypsy, was missing, all of her wheelchairs were still in the house. This led to fears that the young woman had been kidnapped by her mother's killer.

On June 15th, the authorities announced that they had found Gypsy safe and well at an address in Big Bend, Wisconsin.

Initially, friends and neighbors felt relieved. However, shortly afterwards, the shocking truth began to emerge.

Gypsy Rose was not sick

In reality, Gypsy did not need a wheelchair. Nor was she suffering from any of the health conditions that her mother claimed she had.

Dee Dee suffered from a mental disorder called "Munchausen syndrome by proxy", which compelled her to fabricate all of her daughter's illnesses for the sake of attention. Furthermore, she had isolated and abused her daughter to keep her under control and prevent the truth from getting out.

In 2012, Gypsy started a secretive online relationship with a man named Nicholas Godejohn.

At some point in 2015, the couple came to the conclusion that they could never be together as long as Dee was alive.

That night, Gypsy let her boyfriend into the house while her mother was sleeping. She then handed him a knife and hid while the murder took place.

Following the crime, the couple stayed at a nearby motel for a few days before eventually traveling to Godejohn's home in Wisconsin. However, the police were able to locate them by tracing the IP address that created the bizarre Facebook status.

One month after Gypsy's arrest, the 23-year-old accepted a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. As a result, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. She was released on December 28th, 2023.

Two years later, her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard house address

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


2103 West Volunteer Way, Springfield, Missouri, MO 65803, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

37.266663, -93.318228


Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard's former house is situated on the northern outskirts of Springfield, Missouri. It is close to the entrance of a cul-de-sac called West Volunteer Way, which is accessible via North Farm Road 143.


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Gypsy Rose's Facebook post

Gypsy Rose Facebook post

Image source: Facebook

This is a screenshot of the Facebook status that was posted on Gypsy Rose's profile.

At exactly 8.32 p.m. on June 14th, 2015, she wrote the following:

"That B*tch is dead!"

When her friends and neighbors saw the status, they immediately realized that something was wrong.

Note that "Dee Gyp" was a shared profile. In other words, it represented both Dee Dee and Gypsy.

Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard's house

Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard's house

Image source: Google Maps

This is an aerial image of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard's home at 2103 West Volunteer Way.

The non-profit organization "Habitat for Humanity" specifically built the house for Gypsy in 2007. It has 3 bedrooms and is 1,080 sq ft in size.

A new owner was added to the deed in August 2021. In June 2022, Zillow estimated that the property was worth around $135,000.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy

Munchausen syndrome by proxy

A parent with "Munchausen syndrome by proxy" will often create the illusion that their child is suffering from an illness or injury.

This may involve lying about their child's medical history and tampering with tests. In extreme cases, they will even poison them or inflict certain injuries to keep the charade going.

All of this is done to gain sympathy, attention, donations, and free gifts.

In Gypsy's case, she was confined to a wheelchair that she didn't need.

Gypsy stated that her mother was physically abusive and that she would strike her if she contradicted any of her claims. She also said that her mother regularly shaved her hair off to give the appearance that she was undergoing chemotherapy.

To maintain this facade, Dee Dee opted to homeschool her daughter, which prevented her from forming friendships.

Relationship with Nicholas Godejohn

Nicholas Godejohn

Gypsy Rose and Nicholas Godejohn started a secretive online relationship in 2012. For the next three years, they communicated with each other through Facebook.

Gypsy used a number of fake Facebook profiles to prevent her mother from finding out about Godejohn.

In 2015, the couple decided to kill Dee Dee, as they believed that she was the only thing standing in the way of them being together.

Gypsy was released on December 28th, 2023, after serving eight years in prison. She is currently engaged to another man named Ken, whom she met via a prison pen pal program. The couple reportedly have plans to marry after her release.

Godejohn is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

2103 West Volunteer Way

2103 West Volunteer Way

This Google Street View image of 2103 West Volunteer Way was taken in June 2022.

At the time of the murder, the exterior of the house was painted pink.

Recent images show that it is now blue. Gypsy's wheelchair ramp has also been removed.

The true crime series "The Act" is based on Gypsy and Dee Dee Blanchard's story. However, the house that appeared in the show is not the real one. Instead, the producers built a replica of the property in Effington, Georgia.

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