Nearly two weeks later, furthermore, items from Misty’s purse were subsequently located about half a mile from where the first discovery had been made. However, since then, no further trace of the teenager has ever been found. And even though male DNA was recovered from Misty’s clothes, it has yet to be matched with any suspect in the case.
Five months after Misty’s disappearance, police had questioned both Trina and Rheuban about the events of September 17. As a result, it soon emerged that on the night in question Trina had been with a boyfriend – a man almost ten years her senior with a murky past. However, the suspect passed a polygraph test when questioned about his alleged involvement in Misty’s disappearance.