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‘Madly in love’ Missing Port Barre teen found; 47 year old lover arrested

Domeanna Spell and Cory Shane Disotell
Pictured, Domeanna Spell and Cory Shane Disotell
Domeanna Spell and Cory Shane Disotell
Pictured, Domeanna Spell and Cory Shane Disotell

Domeanna Spell found. A 15 year old Louisiana teen is found a week after willingly disappearing with a 47 year old man believed to be her lover. 

A 15-year-old Louisiana girl who ‘willingly’ ran off with a family friend – more than 30 years her senior- has been found, with her alleged ‘romantic interest’ now arrested.

Authorities said Domeanna Spell was located with Cory ‘Shane’ Disotell, 47, on Friday in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, some 1,165 miles from where she was last seen just over one week ago. 

Reports told of the missing teen last seen getting off a school bus at Port Barre High School in Louisiana at around 7am on March 28 before seemingly vanishing shortly after.

‘This was a joint effort with our agency, the FBI, US marshals, state police, St. Landry Parish sheriffs office and many other agencies and organizations, working tirelessly and fervently,’ Port Barre Police Chief Deon Bordeaux said during a Friday press conference.

‘We are so thankful that the hard work paid off and the end result was this girl was found safe.’  

Spell’s sister, Jerrie Cradeur, said her younger sibling had walked across the street after getting off the school bus and getting into a car with Disotell on March 28.

‘He probably has her believing that she’s safe with him and that she’s madly in love with him,’ Cradeur told KATC before Spell was found.

‘I do believe he did brainwash her. It was told to me that he is manipulative and he would have done it.’

Cory ‘Shane’ Disotell told Domeanna Spell’s parents he wanted to marry their 15 year old daughter.

Cradeur revealed Disotell having become ‘really good friends’ with her and Domeanna’s parents. 

‘They even got a deer lease together because they were really close friends,’ she said. 

‘Domeanna started babysitting for his granddaughter, and come to find out there was no granddaughter there for her to be babysitting.’  

Disotell had been giving Spell money every weekend, leading her parents to believe that she was babysitting for him.   

It wasn’t until the Spell’s family discovered that there was no grandfather and that their daughter and Disotell had been carrying on a secret relationship that Disotell was warned against seeing the young teen.

‘She probably left on her free will, and I don’t think he would harm her in any way,’ Cradeur said. ‘But he is said to be aggressive.’  

Domeanna’s sister added Disotell even told Spell’s parents, Nicholas and Elizabeth Spell, that he was in love with the teen and wanted to marry her in a few months.

Despite being forbidden from seeing the 15 year old girl, the couple’s relationship is believed to have continued in secret.  

Cory ‘Shane’ Disotell: A broken life past.

According to online records and social media posts, Disotell is divorced with children. 

Disotell and his former wife, Misti Hyatt, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2005. 

Court documents showed the pair owed sums ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 to at least 20 creditors, with assets valued at less than $100,000.

At the time of the bankruptcy filing, the couple was listed as living in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, which is located about 25 miles east of Port Barre. 

Disotell’s LinkedIn profile shows he has operated a side business called SD’s Tree Service since March of 2003. Online records show he filed to create an LLC in 2013, but the license was revoked in August of 2016.

Disotell could face charges for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile because he and Spell are believed to have left Louisiana without permission or consent from the teen’s parents.

Disotell does not appear to have a prior criminal record.