Missing Woman: The Cold Case Of Deanne Hastings

An Artists Missing Muse: Deanne Hastings And The 6 Year Anniversary Of Her Disappearance

Deanne's case is currently active with the Cold Case Foundation

Deanne Hastings has been missing since November 4th, 2015

I woke up this morning knowing that it's a sad day, but not knowing what story I wanted to tell. Today marks the six year anniversary of the disappearance of Deanne Hastings, my best friend and the person I loved above all else. Six years ago, Deanne vanished. Today, six years later, there are still no answers and we seem to be no closer to having them. This picture of Deanne shows her the last time she visited me in my studio with the last painting of mine she saw me working on in person.

If I'm being honest, I don't believe Deanne is still a part of this world and I believe that was already the case at the time she was listed a missing person. I personally believe she was murdered and I have very strong and substantiated reasons why, reasons that haven't been brought to public light and were not touched upon by the media. I think the media painted a picture like the media always does...to capture views and interest. In doing so, not only do I think they didn't help her, I think they may have hurt her chances of being found. I also don't believe that the men that were arrested had anything to do with her disappearance based up what I know about Deanne and her situation at that point in time.

Deanne is always on my mind, but even more so in recent months as I watched the stories of the disappearances of Gabby Petito and Maya Millete. The first mystery was solved before our eyes almost immediately. The second, though not yet solved, finally had an arrest around 9 months later. In both cases, who was responsible? Who is the usual suspect? The media portrayed Deanne as someone that had turned her life around and was happily in love. I knew a different story. I know that at the time Deanne disappeared, she was trying to escape and felt like she was in danger. She had planted a seed with me that she was going to leave and either come to see me, or have me come see her. I think she was denied that chance. When I emailed her to check on her around the time of her disappearance, I received a response from her email address, but it wasn't from Deanne.

Over the years I have collected a variety of sources, information, and what I believe to be substantial evidence. That information, which all points in one very specific direction, has been presented to the authorities. Nothing has been done. Deanne deserves better. Her family deserves better. Those that loved her deserve better. We have all failed Deanne in failing to bring what little justice may be brought to her disappearance and what I believe wholeheartedly was the taking of a beautiful but troubled soul.

I have several stories on my blog talking about what Deanne meant to me. Please feel free to share any stories about Deanne in the hopes of bringing light back to her story and putting it in front of the eyes of someone that can and will do something. Unless her story can somehow get national attention all these years later, it's hard to believe anything will happen. Here is just one of my stories sharing what Deanne meant to me.

Live YouTube feed from November 4th, 2021, the six year anniversary of Deanne's disappearance. 

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Iv been watching this show disappeared on TV tonight
My heart breaks for her family especially her kids 💔 😢 😔 😞

Barbara Dyer

This is a sad story. Saw it for the first time last night. It caught my attention because my girlfriend graduated from Glen Dow around the same time. It is so hard to know what happened with people who are in the depths of a psychotic break. It’s hard to believe that she made it home after the incidents with the 2 mostly homeless men. Occam’s razor would want you to believe that one of them had something to do with her disappearance. I, however tend to believe that the store employee who was less than forthcoming about his entanglements with her that evening, is probably the key to finding her. I hope that one of them has a conscience that ultimately reveals her whereabouts. The show didn’t discuss her usual behavior when drinking. I assume that the combination of the vodka, and her long established manic “episodes” as they wanted to describe them, is what led to her entering that salon, and having the most unusual conversation with the owner? It would be interesting to know what her normal drunken behavior entailed, as it’s impossible to make a real determination on her mental state without a history of her typical intoxicated behavior. While I would normally want to believe that her fiancé was the perpetrator, I ultimately found his story credible, and at least 3 other folks that were involved with her that day and night much less credible. While I don’t wish an event like this on anyone, I hope that someday, the powers that be are moved to fix our mental health crisis in this country. It is far too often that people like Deanne are lost to this world because of our inability to treat their illnesses with compassion, and care. Instead, we bankrupt people who have chronic illnesses, and force them to take inferior medication, to save insurers money.


Dealing with a child with Mental illness. I can see my daughter change in her, being with her and dealing with her mental health issues. But I stranger probably would realize when it’s coming on. I just wish someone did something all those ppl. However I agree with you she isn’t alive. Unless she was stolen and I


Have you tried John Walsh? Also not sure if you follow the Moscow college murders that happened recently and Bryan Kohberger was arrested? There is this @psychicReverend Donna Seraphina she’s legit. she described the murderer and saw the murder and what happened to each victim. Maybe she can tap into Deanne and see what happened to her. I just came across an old episode of Disappeared than googled if Deanne had been found and came across your video. Anyway give it a try. I would start with the physic. She is on YouTube and has been all over the news about the Moscow murders. I hope you get closure and the person responsible is apprehended.


If what you believe is accurate. Are you saying she made it home after being on camera at the store, or after she was last seen with those guys?


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