Disken had been living with Hager in the Village Apartments off Stanford Road in Danville where police apprehended Hager on Monday. In an interview at the Boyle County Detention Center, where Hager is being held without bond, Hager told detectives Disken had gathered his things from the apartment and left sometime after their trip to Frankfort.
According to Devine, Hager contacted her two days after the trip to Frankfort and said Disken had left with all his belongings in the middle of the night.
Hager told authorities Disken could have gone to Somerset, where he had lived in the past. Police in Somerset have checked Disken's past addresses with no success, Thornberry said.
Disken has been known to move from place to place living with friends, including several who lived in Danville, but has never gone more than a month without checking in with his mother or his brother and sisters.
Devine said her concerns grew when he was not in touch on Mother’s Day.
“It just doesn’t add up,” she said. “I would really like to know where he is, that he’s OK.”
Devine could no longer contain her worry when she saw the news about her son's former roommate, whom she had met only a few times.
Devine said she did not know much about Hager, who her son said was introduced to him by some friends. Disken told her he felt bad for Hager because he had a disability and had become depressed over the January death of his wife from an apparent accidental prescription drug overdose.
Thornberry said police are not aware of any contact Disken has made with anyone since he parted with Hager, and activity on his financial accounts has stopped since he was last seen.
The lack of contact also has troubled Devine because Disken is an insulin-dependent diabetic, a condition that requires routine injections. She said he has been hospitalized for the condition in the past, and she had often helped him purchase his supplies.
So far, Thornberry's search has included a national jail database and hospitals throughout the state. Disken does not have a vehicle or a license and Devine said he did not have a cell phone.
Police consider Hager a person of interest because he is the last known person to see Disken, but Thornberry said Hager is currently not a suspect in any crime involving the disappearance. Hager has denied any involvement.
Anyone with information about Disken's whereabouts is asked to call the state police post in Richmond at (859) 623-2404.