Name: Deanne Hastings
Last seen: November 4, 2015
Location: Spokane, Washington
Status: Still missing
Disappeared: Season 8, Ep. 13 “The Long Way Home”
Deanne Hastings was 35 when she disappeared in November, 2015. She is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 5’4 and weighing approximately 120 pounds. She has several tattoos; flower & the names Brock, Brooklyn and Hayden on her abdomen, tribal art on her lower back, Thor’s hammer on her neck & the sun, moon and starts on her upper arm.
Deanne had a history of struggling with mental illness. She was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, and had been having problems with her medications shortly before her disappearance.
On November 3, 2015 Deanne Hastings attended orientation at the Glen Dow Academy cosmetology school. She returned home and left a note for her boyfriend, Mike Tibbetts, telling him that she had a good day and was off to the grocery store. Deanne never returned home.
After she didn’t return home her boyfriend tracked her phone through GPS. He found her vehicle, along with her purse and cell phone inside, abandoned in a parking lot near the Knitting Factory. Her driver’s license was found weeks later outside Sonnenberg’s Deli on Sprague Avenue.
The following afternoon, her credit card was used at the Trading Company on Inland Empire Way, not too far from her home outside Spokane, Washington. Surveillance video shows Deanne inside the store purchasing vodka and birthday candles.
According to several witnesses Deanne had asked for help before entering the store, claiming that she had been drugged & kidnapped. The police were called, and when the officer arrived around 12:30 pm an ambulance was already on scene. They spoke to Deanne for awhile and decided to let her go. Deanne went inside the store, made her purchase, and was seen walking out of the parking lot towards a coffee shop. At that point the officer left.
Later that afternoon Deanne was seen on surveillance video walking with a man named Randy Riley and his friend by a nearby storage facility. When questioned they claimed that they had met Deanne that day and had hung out with her for a couple of hours. They say that the last time they saw her was when they left her on the side of the road, about 300 yards from her home. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
A man later told authorities that he had given Deanne a ride to the Trading Company on the day she disappeared. He says she left her keys in his car, but that he did not know anything else about her disappearance.
On November 12 Randy Riley, one of the men last seen with Deanne on the afternoon she disappeared, was caught on video using her card at a gas station in Spokane Valley. The next day he was seen again, along with two others, using her EBT card at WinCo.
Riley admits that he used Deanne’s cards without her consent. He claims that he saw Deanne walking on South Inland Empire Way on the afternoon of November 4. He claims Deanne was belligerent, and that he ended up leaving her on the side of the road. He says that 24 hours later he drove back by that area and stumbled across Deanne’s coat with her wallet inside. He claims that he threw her cards and ID out near the deli to make it look as if she was still walking around.
Riley spent several months in jail and was released in September, 2016. Neither he, nor anyone else, has been charged in Deanne’s disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
If you have any information on Deanne Hastings’ disappearance, no matter how small it may seem, please contact the Spokane Police Department:
Spokane Police Department
Tipline: (509) 242-TIPS (8477)
Resources & Further Information
Missing Deanne Hastings – Facebook
Deanne Hastings – NamUS
Episode 44: Deanne Hastings – The Vanished Podcast
Deanne Hastings – Missingin.org
Deanne Hastings – Websleuths Thread
Deanne Hastings – Mydeathspace Thread
News & Media Links
Deanne’s Disappearance: Beauty school student, mother remains missing – KHQ 06/18
Man Arrested For Using Missing Woman’s Credit Cards – KHQ (02/16)
Search Party Retraces Deanne Hastings’ Last Known Steps – KXLY (02/16)
Four Weeks and Counting – Inlander (12/15)
Loved Ones Still Searching For Answers – NBC News (12/15)
Detectives Searching for Deanne Hastings – KWLY (12/15)
Spokane Man Searching For Missing Fiance – KXLY (11/15)
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