Dishon Murder Solved 14 Years Later
Ellisha Rader Mannering
Jessica Dishon disappeared from her driveway on Sept. 10, 1999. She was last seen getting ready for school that morning and her keys and purse were found in the driveway where police assumed she was abducted. Over the years, several men were questioned and her neighbor David “Bucky” Brooks was once indicted with the case ending in a mistrial.
After an extensive search, Jessica’s body was found in a remote area that many of the locals used as a dump.
Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell said that several tips given to the department over the last few months have led to the arrest of Jessica’s uncle, Stanley Dishon. Exact details about the tips were not released.
“It’s a major relief for me to see something from that long ago move toward a resolution,” said Greenwell. “For years, you felt like you never did enough.”
Dishon most recently served eight years and eight months in state prison after being convicted of sodomy in 2005. He was due to be released from prison on Sept. 6, but was rearrested on an indictment charging him with sexually abusing a girl who was less than 12-years-old in 1982.
Jessica’s parents and grandparents never stopped looking for leads in their daughter’s case. Her grandparents passed away before the case was solved and her parents have not issued a statement.
Greenwell refused to discuss the evidence against Stanley Dishon or say what led to the lead in the case. Greenwell also refused to say if Dishon was cooperating with investigators.
“We haven’t talked with him recently,” Greenwell said.
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