Then, in 1992, Diana decided that she wanted Misty to have a better quality of life. The pair consequently moved to a more upmarket home in Spanaway, some 12 miles from Puyallup, and Misty began attending Spanaway Lake Junior High. That said, she still kept in touch with her old acquaintances, especially Trina, her closest friend.
One day, though, the unthinkable happened. On September 17, 1992, the Puyallup Fair was in town. Among the area’s main attractions for almost 100 years, it was sure to have been a great source of excitement for teenagers such as Trina and Misty, who was 14 at the time. However, Diana was initially reluctant to let her daughter attend.
Still, even though Diana was unable to collect the girls at the end of the night, Misty and Trina convinced her to let them ride the bus home. So it was that Diana drove them to the fair and waved her daughter goodbye. Little did the mother know that it would be the start of a nightmare which would haunt her for the next 25 years.