Authorities: Bergen Man Wanted for Killing Wife, Kidnapping Kids Caught in SC

Two children found safe early Saturday morning.

John Robert Jordan
John Robert Jordan
A Bergen County man wanted for killing his estranged wife and kidnapping the couple's two children was apprehended without incident when he arrived at a family member's home in South Carolina early Saturday morning, the prosecutor's office said.

John Robert Jordan, 47, of Lodi, has been charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

His estranged wife, Tracy Jordan, 39, was found stabbed to death at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when Lodi Police conducted a welfare check after receiving a call from a concerned family member, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.

Officers found Tracy Jordan stabbed multiple times in her Garibaldi Avenue apartment where she lived with her two young children.

Authorities discovered John Jordan removed the children from their school Friday under false pretenses and was believed to be driving southbound in his estranged wife's 2012 Honda Accord, Molinelli said.

The New Jersey State Police issued an Amber Alert Friday night for the two boys, Anthony, 7, and Nicholas, 8.

Members of the FBI's Columbia, S.C. Field Office and Greenville, S.C. police officers spotted the Accord while they were conducting surveillance of a home where one of Jordan's relatives lives, Molinelli said.

Jordan was arrested without incident at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday and the children were located safely in the vehicle, Molinelli said.
Jordan's bail has not yet been set pending extradition to New Jersey.
bill wyckoff May 10, 2014 at 05:38 PM
bring back the death penalty for this and other crazy dead beat dads !Did he have a restraining order??Maybe he is one of those nuts who keep calling constantly thinking people think he would change ?Get the firing squad together for all the dead beat dads
Jon May 10, 2014 at 06:54 PM
I'm shocked but not surprised..…..smh He was going through it back in 08 when he was a my manager but was a very cool guy
DD May 11, 2014 at 07:21 AM
I'm confused by a prior comment. Are we to execute all "deadbeat dads?" Or just the murderous ones.
none of yobusiness May 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Yeah Bill lets make a death squad. Sounds like the Nazis. Whats next round up certain types of people because you dont like them? Thats why we have a justice system. It may not be perfect but at least it has some checks and balances so maniacs like yourself dont get full control.
Sal Anthony May 16, 2014 at 05:24 PM
Liberal ^^^ danger


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