COLD CASE: Family waits for answers 13 years after man is fatally shot, dumped in alley

Family photo of Clarence Jordan

COLD CASE (WRGT) - It's been almost 13 years since Clarence Jordan was shot, killed and dumped in a Dayton alley. No one has ever faced charges but, now detectives are hoping to change that.

An arrest is something Defivia Jordan, Clarence’s sister, has been waiting for.

“He made some bad choices in life, but he was also a good person," she said.

Immediately after Clarence was killed on September 24, 2003, detectives canvassed the area and talked to neighbors but they hit a wall.

"Did he have a beef with somebody? Did he have a problem? We don't know, so anyone that has information or knows why someone would have killed him, that's the information we are looking for," said Detective Patty Tackett.

Tackett, a Cold Case detective, is giving Clarence's case another look. She said they know he was shot multiple times at a separate location and then dropped in the alley sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. on the 24th.

"I do believe that in most of these cases hardly anyone keeps it to themselves,” she added.

If you have any information that could help police find Clarence Jordan’s killer, call Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP.

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