Homicide investigators file new charges against sex offender

Christopher Disspayne (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Disspayne (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Investigators working on the murder of Lindsay Ellixson, 21, filed additional charges against a man whose home they searched Wednesday.

The new charges against Chris Dispaynne, 53, include domestic abuse battery involving strangulation and stalking.

Lindsay Ellixson's body was found in Claycut Bayou near Tiger Bend Rd. on Nov. 16th by some fishermen.  Officials say that it appears her body was dumped somewhere along the waterway in the bayou.

Detectives describe Ellixson's murder as "unusually brutal and violent."  Even though her body was found Nov. 16th, investigators said the last time her family heard from her was Nov. 3rd.

Tips and leads into her death took investigators to Livingston Parish where Disspayne's home was searched.

"He's still not a suspect," Capt. Doug Cain, Louisiana State Police, said. "The new charges are not related to Ellixson. In looking into his background, information came to light regarding the new charges."

Capt. Cain could not provide any additional information related to the new charges.

State Police went to Disspayne's home in Livingston Parish late Tuesday night after getting some tips related to Ellixson's murder.

"As they interviewed the individual, they learned that he was a non-compliant sex offender," said Capt. Cain.

Disspayne is now facing the two additional charges, as well as Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

WAFB's 9News I-team learned that Disspayne's past convictions include three past offenses: carnal knowledge of a juvenile (1990 in Louisiana), aggravated kidnapping (1982 in Kentucky) and forcible rape (1982 in Kentucky).  Disspayne served time for all three convictions.  

All the material collected from Disspayne's home is at the State Police Crime Lab where investigators are going through it.

Disspayne is at the Livingston Parish Prison on a $525,000 bond.

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