It was 20 years ago today that 14-year-old Misty Copsey disappeared after leaving the Puyallup Fair.
On the anniversary, the Puyallup Police Department is again asking anyone with information to come forward.
Misty called her mother Sept. 17, 1992, from downtown Puyallup to say she had missed her bus home after a night out with a friend.
The case remains an active homicide investigation.
“We continue to follow up on various items from the case,” Capt. Scott Engle said Sunday.
Police insisted that Misty was a runaway years ago, but have since assigned a team to review every inch of the case.
There have been several leads over the years.
In 1993, jeans, socks and underwear were found in a ditch along state Route 410. Forensic evidence wasn’t able to link the clothing to Misty, but her mother identified the jeans as Misty’s.
The list of possible suspects has included Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, among others.
An anonymous tipster called The News Tribune in 1993 to say he’d seen a girl he later believed to be Misty get into a yellow Chrysler Cordoba with a man late one night at the fair.
The lead stalled, but police still hoped to find the unidentified tipster.
Misty was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and brown shoes when she disappeared. She had a mole under her right eye and a scar under her right knee.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Puyallup police tip line at 253-770-3343.
THE STOLEN CHILD: The News Tribune's three-part look at the disappearance of Misty Copsey