Details on what happened next are scarce. We know that Misty missed the 8:45 p.m. bus home and that she called her mom to tell her that she had another ride. However, that ride was with Rheuban Schmidt, an 18-year-old with an unhealthy crush on Misty. Understandably, then, Diana told her daughter to find another way home.
At some point in the night, moreover, Trina left Misty to head home to Sumner, a town within walking distance of the fairground. Then, at about 9:30 p.m., Misty is thought to have spoken to a bus driver. Sadly, though, his route did not take him past Spanaway.