A private investigator who is probing the Christina Bussell disappearance says that leads have been received that could help bring closure to the case.
Joe Brodioi, the Middle Tennessee private investigator who rekindled interest in the case, told the Independent Herald last week that several “good leads” have been received.
“There is healthy interest in this case around Scott County and that is good,” Brodioi said. “Most (of the informants) have identified themselves but a couple have sought to remain anonymous, which is no problem, either.”
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[s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)]Bussell vanished in September 2011, shortly after she was spotted walking along U.S. Hwy. 27 in Winfield. The Scott County Sheriff’s Department’s lengthy investigation in the years since has followed up on numerous leads, some of which have led investigators across the state line into Kentucky.
Brodioi said the hope is that someone who is not comfortable talking to law enforcement will be willing to talk to him. Any information he receives, he said, will be turned over to law enforcement authorities, as required by law.
Brodioi said last week that his interest is not seeing someone prosecuted, but bringing closure for the family.
“I simply want to locate Christina, even if it is just her remains,” he said. “She could have had an overdose or she could have been accidentally killed through no fault of anyone. Maybe the person with her got scared and disposed of her body out of fear of prosecution. I just want closure for the family.”
Alisha Cooper, Bussell’s sister who has worked tirelessly to keep her sister’s case in the public eye, said closure is at the forefront of the family’s wish list.
“Trying to find Christina and not knowing has been the hardest five years of my life,” she told the Independent Herald earlier this month. “We all need closure of some sort.
“I just wish she was out there somewhere alive and there was some crazy reason why we haven’t heard from her but I know that most likely is not true,” she added.[/s2If]