08-29-2014, 12:24 PM #1
KY - Jessica Dishon, 17, Mount Washington, 10 Sept 1999
Greenwell was a rookie deputy when he arrived at Jessica Dishon's home hours after she disappeared from her family's driveway on Sept. 10, 1999. Greenwell became alarmed when he saw Jessica's purse, backpack, keys, cell phone, and one of her shoes in her vehicle.
But when Greenwell called the department's lead detective, Charles Mann, he refused to come to the scene. Greenwell later called a second time and Mann again refused. Mann... believed it was a typical runaway case. Days passed before a Bullitt County detective finally saw the crime scene...
Mystery still shrouds many of the details behind the 17-year-old's disappearance and death. A white cross with Jessica's name, date of birth, and the date she disappeared marks the spot where her body was found -- not far from the Salt River in a rural section of Mt. Washington.
The man indicted Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and murdering Bullitt County teen Jessica Dishon was charged three years after her 1999 death with sodomizing and sexually abusing two other girls.
But Stanley Dishon, Jessica’s uncle, didn’t emerge as a suspect in her death until about six months ago and wasn’t interviewed about the murder until recently, Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell told reporters Wednesday.
FBI investigators had concluded in 1999 that Jessica was “violently sexually assaulted.” And the victims of the sex offenses that Dishon was convicted of three years later included another niece. He was sentenced for those crimes to 10 years in prison and permanently placed on the Kentucky sex offender registry.
09-22-2014, 09:00 AM #2
Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the murder trial of man accused of killing his niece 15 years ago.
Stanley Dishon was indicted for the murder of Jessica Dishon in 2013.
Jessica was 17-years-old when she went missing and was later found beaten to death in a wooded area not far from her Shepherdsville home.
10-09-2014, 11:06 AM #3
Bullitt County sheriff's deputies discovered a fitted sheet and pillow case inside a barn on Greenwell Ford Road in April. Dishon's mother told police they matched ones that were on her daughter's bed before she disappeared in 1999, but she couldn't remember if they were there at the time of Dishon's disappearance.
Court documents filed Wednesday show the sheet tested positive for blood but, at this point, authorities aren't sure if the blood is human or animal, or if it is Dishon's.
10-23-2014, 01:30 PM #4
On Thursday, Bullitt County Prosecutor Mike Ferguson asked Circuit Judge Charles Simms III permission to test the blood on the sheets to determine if it is animal or human. If it is human, tests will determine if it matches Jessica or her uncle...
Police found the sheets in a barn owned by Charlotte Shouse, court records say. The barn is "significant in that the information advised that Jessica Dishon was held in a barn and tortured," Bullitt County Detective Lynn Hunt said in a letter filed in court.
12-05-2014, 03:19 PM #5
Two different trial dates have been set for Stanley Dishon, who faces charges in multiple cases involving four victims, including the murder of his niece Jessica Dishon.
Bullitt Circuit Judge Charles Simms III scheduled a two-day trial starting May 11 for a case in which Dishon, 56, is accused of sodomizing and sexually abusing a relative.
A second trial — scheduled to begin July 24 and run at least a week — concerns 17-year-old Jessica, whose body was found in 1999.
12-05-2014, 08:09 PM #6Registered User
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Even though the Bucky Brooks Circus is over with, this whole thing is still crazy!
I actually grew up and now live very close to where they found Jessica Dishon. She would've been a couple grades behind me.
I love to just aimlessly drive the backroads just about anywhere, especially places in the counties around mine. One of the roads I discovered had a cool old-time bridge. I love those. I took a photo for photography class (fall 2001) of the bridge and a sign that was spraypaint-altered to say "Weight Limit 420 tons." The bridge and sign are long gone now.
Anyway, I was actually in Lexington for school when the murder happened, so I heard a little about it on the news there. Once I moved to (back) Louisville for school, and was closer to my home area, I found a memorial for Dishon on that road I liked. I'd had no idea she'd been found alongside that road!
01-24-2015, 06:31 AM #7
Stanley Dishon paused briefly Thursday before accepting a plea deal that pronounced him guilty of manslaughter in the high-profile death of his niece Jessica Dishon — a move that ended a 15-year search for her killer.
After a few seconds, the 56-year-old Bullitt County man nodded, sealing an agreement that carried the recommendation of a 20-year total prison sentence and prevents Dishon from appealing his case...
Simms will now complete a sex offender assessment and a pre-sentence investigation report and will hand down a finalized sentence March 26.
04-04-2015, 02:23 AM #8
Stanley was sentenced Thursday to 20 years total in prison for 10 charges, including rape, sodomy and manslaughter after taking a plea deal in January. The charges stem from four cases, including Jessica's killing.
The plea, which denies Stanley the opportunity to appeal, seems to have brought the case to an end. And those involved say that part of the deal is the most important.
"I'm very happy, very optimistic about the future," said Michael Dishon, Jessica's brother. "You know, very ready to put the pain all behind and just move forward."
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