Investigation continues into death of Ellixson

A 53-year-old man whose home was searched after leads in a homicide investigation led authorities to his Denham Springs residence remains in Livingston Parish Jail on counts unrelated to the slaying of 21-year-old Lindsay Ellixson.

Evidence seized during the search of Christopher Disspayne’s home at 308 Carpenter St. on Wednesday is still being processed by investigators, said Capt. Doug Cain, a State Police spokesman.

Disspayne was never considered a suspect or person of interest in the death of Ellixson, whose body was found Nov. 16 floating in Claycut Bayou near Tiger Bend Road, authorities said.

Disspayne was arrested Tuesday night and booked into Livingston Parish Jail on counts that he failed to register as a sex offender, where he was held on a $500,000 bail.

On Thursday, Disspayne’s bond was lowered to $10,500, said Lori Steele, a spokeswoman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, and he now faces additional counts of domestic abuse battery and stalking, according to a warrant for his arrest.

No new information was available in the investigation into Ellixson’s death, which remains open, according to State Police, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

Ellixson, of Orlando, Fla., was first identified through fingerprint analysis and an autopsy determined she died of blunt-force injuries to the head, neck and chest.

Ellixson’s mother has said she last heard from her Nov. 3.