September 17, 1992, was supposed to be an ordinary trip to the fair for two teenage girls just looking for a fun weekend outing. Misty Copsey was a popular, straight-laced student with good grades, and despite her mother's struggles with alcohol, she was seemingly able to avoid the trappings of her upbringing. All that was cut short, however, when she mysteriously disappeared from the Washington State Fair in her hometown of Puyallup, WA.
Misty Copsey hasn't been seen since, and the search for her whereabouts was both messy and mismanaged. This case is filled with complications and rabbit holes, and has it countless active players - perhaps why the case is still open to this day.
On September 17, 1992, 14-Year-Old Misty Copsey Vanished From The Washington State Fair In Puyallup, WA
Misty’s Mother, Diane, Immediately Suspected Rheuban Schmidt, Whom Misty Reportedly Asked For A Ride Home
For A Month, Authorities Insisted Misty Had Simply Run Away
For A Time, Authorities Were Suspicious Of Diane, Who Had Already Reported Misty Missing Once