Jessica Dishon: 1999 Kentucky Cold Case Re-Opens As Girl's Uncle Is Indicted On Kidnapping & Murder Charges (Video)
Oct 02, 2013 10:02 PM EDT
Jessica Dishon was 17-years-old when she disappeared from her home in Bullitt County, Kentucky, and 17 days later she was found beaten and strangled to death in a wooden area, UPI.com reported. It has been 14 years since, and the culprit of her murder has not been charged.
Kentucky authorities have spent the six months putting together a case against Stanley Dishon, her uncle invoving kidnapping and murder charges. He already faced separate charges, including rape, sexual abuse and sodomy, and spent the past eight years for another case.
FBI authorities had said that Dishon was "violently sexually assaulted."
Brothers David "Bucky" Brooks and Joseph "Tommy" Brooks were indicted for kidnapping and killing Dishon in 2001, but Brooks' case ended in a mistrial, and the state dismissed the charges for lack of evidence.
Jessica Dishon's uncle has been indicted, facing charges of kidnapping and murder. He spent eight years in prison after being convicted of sodomy in 2005. After his release on September 6, he was arrested on another indictment charging him with the sexual assault of a young girl, who was under 12 years-old back in 1982, news reports said
Stanley Dishon has pleaded not guilty in the kidnapping and murder of his niece Jessica.
"You have your good days and your bad days but I don't think it's ever going to get any better till we find out who done it," Edna Dishon, Jessica's mother said in an interview to a local newspaper in Bullitt, Kentucky 4 years ago.
Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell was a deputy sheriff when Jessica Dishon disappeared in 1999. He broke down in tears, while discussing the the 2013 indictment of her uncle, Stanley Dishon, with the media.