How many times are multiple times? Two, three, four, six, 10 or 20?
The police are not giving a specific number on how many wounds were located on Jordan’s body.
Her autopsy report has not been concluded as of Monday afternoon.
Jordan’s sister Cathy Walker said she was told her sister had at least 30 stab wounds - including on her face, chest, her left eye, a leg and an arm.
“Stabbing someone 30 times is cruel,” said Walker on Monday. “It does not sound like it has to do with drugs. I think the person who stabbed her was right-handed because the wounds were on her left side of her body.”
Lt. David Hardy of the Abbeville Police did not confirm or deny the number. He did say “multiple times” again on Monday.
If she was stabbed multiple times, who stabs someone at least 30 times?
Dr. Rhonda D. Evans is an associate professor of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Criminal Justice Department. She has her theory on what type of person stabs someone that many times.
“Such murders are sometimes by family members or someone very close to the victims, when the circumstances you have described are present,” said Evans. “If there is no evidence of a financial motive or a break-in, stabbing someone 30 times is based on rage, which typically indicates an emotional attachment to the specific victim. The absence of evidence of a break-in indicates that the offender was either in the home with the victim or had a key to the home, unless the home is left unlocked.”
She added stabbing someone multiple times, the murderer had a financial motive or was “wronged in some way by the victim.”
“There could be life insurance or some other type of financial motive that is not as clear-cut as breaking in to the home to steal material objects or money,” said Evans.
Lt. David Hardy said everyone is a suspect in this murder case.
Jordan had been living alone in her home for more than 30 years. Her house was next to Pleasant Green Baptist Church.
She was murdered in her home sometimes during the day and located by the Abbeville Police Department’s first responders after someone placed a 911 call.
The police did collect DNA samples from the crime lab and sent it off to the Acadiana Crime Lab in New Iberia for a possible DNA match. The police are still waiting on the DNA results.