Missing Port Barre teen found in Colorado; man she was traveling with in custody

Investigators are seeking help locating 15-year-old Domeanna Spell, left, who is believed to be...
Investigators are seeking help locating 15-year-old Domeanna Spell, left, who is believed to be traveling with 47-year-old Cory Shane Disotel. (Source: Port Barre Police Department)
Updated: Apr. 5, 2019 at 2:55 PM CDT
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Missing teen, Domeanna Spell, 15, has been found.

The Port Barre Police Department says Spell was located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. They were informed of her discovery by the FBI around 2 p.m. Friday. Cory Shane Disotell, the 47-year-old man Spell was traveling with, was also located.

Police say Disotell is in custody and Spell is safe.

The FBI released the following statement on finding Spell:

“We are pleased to announce that Domeanna Spell of Part Barre, LA has been safely located. We would like to praise the hard work and dedication of the men and women representing the Port Barre Police Department, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the numerous local, state, and federal agencies across the United States who were committed to safely locating Miss Spell. Additionally the public and the media are to be commended for providing credible tips to the authorities and repeatedly reporting on Miss Spell’s story. The collaboration between law enforcement agencies was remarkable. The success of rescuing Miss Spell is a blessing.”


The FBI New Orleans Field Office is now assisting in finding Domeanna Spell, 15, who was last seen the morning of Thursday, Mar. 28. The FBI has placed digital billboards across several states.


Port Barre Police are asking for help locating Domeanna Spell, 15, last seen Thursday, Mar. 28 around 7 a.m.

Domeanna Spell 
Domeanna Spell PHOTO: FBI

Investigators say Spell was last seen exiting a bus at Port Barre High School. She is believed to be traveling with Cory “Shane” Disotell, 47, in a silver 2003 Honda Civic. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says the vehicle has Louisiana license plate 995CGK. Disotell is described as a white male who is 5′ 8″ tall, weighing 155 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

Spell’s sister, Jerrie Cradeur, says Spell got off the bus at Port Barre High School and then walked across the street and got in a car with Disotell, who the sister says is a family friend.

“He probably has her believing that she’s safe with him and that she’s madly in love with him," said Cradeur.

Cory "Shane" Disotell
Cory "Shane" Disotell PHOTO: FBI

“He had become really good friends with my mom and dad. They even got a deer lease together because they were really close friends, and that’s how they knew him and Domeanna started babysitting for his granddaughter, and come to find out there was no granddaughter there for him to be babysitting," Cradeur said.

Disotell reportedly gave Spell money every weekend, leading her parents to believe she was in fact working a babysitting job, but Cradeur believes Spell was in a relationship with Disotell.

“She probably left on her free will, and I don’t think he would harm her in anyway, but he is said to be aggressive," Cradeur said.

Police believe Spell may have changed her appearance some, but say she is described as the following:

  • White female
  • Approximately 5’ 2” in height
  • Around 105 lbs in weight
  • Last seen with long, light brown hair
  • Has blue/hazel eyes

Police are asking the public, friends, and classmates of Spell to come forward with any information or tips, no matter how significant they may or may not seem. Investigators can be reached at 1-800-225-5324 any time of the day or night.

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