Who killed Jason Ellis? How was the Bardstown Police Officer murdered?
The murder of Jason Ellis has been one of the more talked about unsolved murder mysteries in the United States of America in recent years. Though the incident happened about ten years ago, citizens on the internet often ask about how Ellis died. As it turns out, we have all you need to do about the incident.
A seven-year veteran of the department and member of the K-9 unit, Ellis had just gotten off work on May 25, 2013 when he was driving home and encountered a stack of freshly cut tree limbs blocking the ramp of Exit 34 off the Bluegrass Parkway. After getting out of his police cruiser to investigate, Ellis was ambushed and shot multiple times with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Ellis’ murder was followed by the disappearances of Crystal Rogers, a mother of five as well as her husband Tommy Ballard. In the five years since Ellis’ murder, police have interviewed numerous people of interest connected with the case, but none of the leads has ever resulted in an arrest. However, a recent development has taken place in the case – one that can help uncover it.
What recent development has taken place in the case?
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron named Commonwealth Attorney Shane Young as a special prosecutor in the investigation into the fates of Ellis, Rogers and Ballard.
The Kentucky Attorney General’s office made the announcement in January 2023, just three months after Ellis’ memorial was vandalized in October. Police have since offered a reward of $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of the vandal, according to a local news station.
During the season finale of “The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers,” an anonymous prison inmate spoke with reporter Stephanie Bauer and retired homicide detective Dwayne Stanton to share information he claimed to know about the murder of the 33-year-old Bardstown police officer. Ellis’ fatal shooting in 2013 was the first of four recent unsolved cases involving five victims in Bardstown, Kentucky.