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Uncle charged in Ky. girl’s 1999 slaying

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man has been charged with kidnapping and killing his niece, who vanished from her driveway, the latest twist in a mystery that has lingered 14 years.

Stanley Dishon, 55, was charged Wednesday with murder and kidnapping in the death of 17-year-old Jessica Dishon, who was last seen on Sept. 10, 1999, in her driveway. The indictment is the second in the case. The trial of a neighbor, David ‘‘Bucky’’ Brooks, ended in 2003 with a mistrial.

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Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell said a series of tips over the last five to six months and a reinvestigation of all of the evidence in the case led to the indictment of Dishon.

‘‘It’s a major relief for me to see something from that long ago move toward a resolution,’’ said Greenwell.

Jessica Dishon’s beaten and strangled body turned up 17 days later in a wooded area seven miles from her home. Since then, the unresolved case has hung over the county of 74,319.

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