Man charged in estranged wife's death; Amber Alert cancelled after 2 boys found safe

  • Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:59 a.m.
This photo provided in an Amber Alert issued Friday night show John Robert Jordan, who was arrested in Greenville early Saturday. New Jersey police say Jordan killed his estranged wife and then drove their two sons to a relative's house in Greenville. The children were found early today.

LODI, N.J. -­ Police say a New Jersey man fatally stabbed his estranged wife, then fled to South Carolina with the couple's two sons.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's office says a concerned family member called police to request a welfare check on 39-year-old Tracy Jordan. Responding police found Jordan dead of multiple stab wounds at her Lodi home Friday night.

Prosecutors say police then learned that Jordan's estranged husband, 47-year-old John Robert Jordan, had taken their young sons out of school.

Authorities say Jordan was arrested early Saturday after arriving at a relative's home in Greenville, South Carolina, in Tracy Jordan's car. The couple's 7- and 8-year-old sons were found unharmed. An Amber Alert that had been issued for the boys was canceled early this morning.

John Jordan has been charged with murder and possessing a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He remains in custody in South Carolina.

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