New technology may help solve a 30-year-old San Antonio cold case

South Texas Crime Stories: Antoinette Jordan

There is hope that the 30-year-old cold case of Antoinette Jordan could be solved as evidence is re-analyzed.

SAN ANTONIO – In the past 30 years technology has changed how police solve crimes.

New science like genetic genealogy has been solving many cold cases every year.

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That is the hope for a cold case that still hasn’t been solved by the San Antonio Police Department -- the murder and rape of Antoinette Jordan in 1990.

Who was Antoinette Jordan?

Jordan was a 35-year-old mother of eight kids. At the time of her death, her kids ranged between the ages of three to 16.

Body Found

On May 26, 1990, Jordan’s body was found under the North Walters Street Bridge by a person walking by. The passerby found her face-up underneath the bridge.

Police said at the time that she died of a gunshot wound but the disarray of her clothing suggested she may have also been the victim of sexual assault.

Cold Case

There was evidence that was found at the scene but at the time it didn't help police solve Jordan's murder.

Her case has gone unsolved until now, but police believe that she may have known her killer.

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30 years later

SAPD's Cold Case Department is holding out hope in solving this crime.

That evidence that was found at the scene has been sent to labs to be reanalyzed.

If you have any information into this case you are urged to call SAPD Cold Case Tip line at 210-207-7635 or Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.

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About the Author:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast South Texas Crime Stories.