The Dishon murder of a 17-year-old girl may finally be solved today with the indictment of Jessica Dishon’s uncle, Stanley Dishon. This 14-year-old murder has been an unsolved mystery after the teen vanished from her driveway on Sept. 10, 1999, according to Central Kentucky News on Oct. 2.
Stanley Dishon faces charges for the kidnapping and murder of his niece, whose beaten and strangled body was found 17 days after she went missing in a wooded area about seven miles from her home.
Originally a neighbor of the Dishon family was on trial for the case, but it ended in a mistrial. David “Bucky” Brooks attorney said that the indictment of the girl’s uncle has taken the cloud of suspicion around him away. He's lived with that community suspicion ever since he went on trial for a murder he didn’t commit.
Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell actually put his head in his hands and cried when talking with the media about the relief he feels today. He is confident they have the right man today after having this young girl’s murder hanging over his head and unsolved for the last 14 years. “For years, you felt like you never did enough,” said Greenwell.
New clues and tips have come in over the past six months which have led authorities to Stanley Dishon, 55. This man is no stranger to police, he spent eight years in prison after being convicted of sodomy in 2005. After his release on Sept. 6 he was arrested on another indictment charging him with the sexual assault of a young girl, who was under 12-year-old back in 1982.
Stanley Dishon has pled not guilty in the kidnapping and murder of his niece and he is asking to get a public defender assigned to his case. So far there’s no word on who will defend him in court.
Greenwell said “as far as I’m concerned we indicted the wrong person,” referring to the indictment of Brooks. It looks like the uncle has shown deviate and violent behavior in the past. Greenwell won’t discuss the particulars of the case and he won’t divulge what led authorities to the murdered girl’s uncle this time around. He does however seem very confident that they have the right man this time.