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He Hired Teen to Babysit. That May Have Been a Ruse

Louisiana girl, 15, has been missing since last week and is believed to be with Cory Disotell
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2019 5:47 PM CDT
Domeanna Spell is shown in her missing person poster.   (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

(Newser) – A 15-year-old Louisiana girl has been missing since Thursday, and authorities say she may be in the company of her neighbor, a 47-year-old man. Domeanna Spell had been the babysitter for Cory Disotell's family, WAPT reports, though KATC reports that the babysitting job was a ruse and that there was no child present. She was last seen Thursday morning, shortly after getting off the bus at Port Barre High School, WDSU reports. Police say the pair could be traveling in a 2003 silver Honda Civic, and they say Spell may have altered her appearance to hide her identity. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 800-225-5324.

Spell's older sister, who has created a GoFundMe campaign to assist with the search, tells Inside Edition that Disotell was a family friend and that he was divorced. She says her sister developed a secret relationship with him: "He was in love with my sister. He wanted to marry her." Spell's family contacted police after finding out about the relationship months ago, she says, and ordered Spell not to see Disotell, but the teen disappeared as police were investigating. Her sister says a student saw Spell walk across the street after exiting the bus and get into a car believed to be driven by Disotell. (Read more missing teen stories.)

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