BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – The lead detective in the case of a 17-year-old who was taken from her driveway, beaten and strangled has been fired from her position.
Det. Lynn Hunt was let go from her duties at the department on Thursday following an internal investigation, according to Captain Mike Murdoch, a spokesman for the Bullitt County Sheriff's.
Hunt, who spearheaded the case that led to manslaughter conviction against Jessica Dishon's uncle, Stanley Dishon, was suspended from the department in May.
The sheriff's office did not elaborate on why Hunt was suspended.
On March 26 Stanley Dishon was sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter in Jessica's death. Hunt previously worked as a lieutenant with the Louisville Metro Police Department. She retired from LMPD in Dec. 2011 after the department started an investigation involving her. The case was closed when Hunt retired.