Arrest Warrant Reveals New Details into Shelley Jordan's Death

Published 05/30 2014 07:39PM

Updated 05/30 2014 10:31PM

By Monica Yantosh

LUBBOCK, TX -- The arrest warrant for Danny Mack Jordan reveals new information in the death of 62 year old Shelley Jordan.

Lubbock Police first began searching for Shelley on Wednesday, saying they believe she was missing and in danger. By Thursday, remains had been found in a field in Northwest Lubbock County, off of North Frankford.

By Friday, police released the information that those remains were of Shelley, and that they had arrested her husband, Danny, in connection with her death.

The warrant lists that on Monday, May 26th, Shelley made a phone call to a friend in San Antonio around 10 a.m. Police had said Monday morning was the last time anyone had seen or heard from Shelley.

The warrant goes on to state that then, around 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Shelley and Danny's daughter got a call from Danny saying that Shelley had left town. The warrant says that was unusual to their daughter, Courtney, who said Shelley did not tell her she was planning to leave town.

Then on Tuesday, the warrant said Danny had been out driving all night, and when his daughter asked him why, Danny did not say why except that he "got a little bit of freedom."

At that point, the warrant says that the maroon Ford Thunderbird was parked in the front of Danny's home on North Frankford. At some point, Courtney notes that he car was moved behind a green shipping container. It goes on to say she found Danny in the front seat of the car. When she asked him why he parked it there, the warrant says Danny told her it was to 'move it to a more secure area and out of plain view.'

Tuesday afternoon, the warrant says Danny was outside the home on North Frankford, when he began to use binoculars to look to the south and west of the home, and asked Courtney to "look at 'some unusual shape'." At this point, the warrant says Courtney believed something bad happened to Shelley.

The warrant then states that on Wednesday, Courtney visited Shelley's home in South Lubbock, on Detroit Avenue. It says Courtney saw what she thought was a blood splatter inside the home, and proceeds to call police to alert them.

Wednesday afternoon is when Lubbock Police put out a missing and endangered alert on Shelley.

The warrant says that police searched the home in South Lubbock. They then also did a walk-though of the home on North Frankford. That's when, according to the warrant, police found the Thunderbird parked near the shipping container, and saw what investigators believed to be blood on the car, near the trunk.

The warrant then says that investigators opened the car's trunk, "believing Shelley may be inside the trunk, alive and in danger. A substance consistent with the appearance of blood was located inside the trunk, but Shelley was not."

Police then obtained search warrants for both homes.

By Wednesday, the warrant states that investigators then went to talk to Danny about Shelley. When they asked him if he knew where Shelley was, "Danny immediately requested an attorney. No further questions about the case were asked."

The warrant says on Thursday, during their search, less than a half a mile from the address on North Frankford, police found what they believed to be human remains. Those were later identified as Shelley.

The warrants says "It is further believed that Danny Jordan caused the death of Shelley Jordan on or about Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th, 2014."

The warrant also states that the Medical Examiners office lists the preliminary results in cause of death as blunt force trauma.

Danny is currently in the Lubbock County Jail. His bond has been set at $750,000.

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