Jordan has been missing since she was last seen Saturday, May 6, in the 11600 block of Fairport Avenue.
CLEVELAND – Almost a week after her disappearancepolice told 3News that Cleveland EMS Lachelle Jordan was found alive.
Cleveland Police say Jordan was found around 11pm Thursday night in the 16600 block of Euclid Avenue. Police also say she was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment, but did not provide further details.
“Additional information will be provided as it becomes available,” Cleveland police said in an email.
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A clerk at the Open Pantry store on Euclid Avenue told 3News’ Austin Love that Jordan came in and asked to make a phone call.
Surveillance video from Open Pantry shows Jordan limping into the store around 10:35 p.m. Thursday. She appears to be barefoot and wearing a torn shirt.
“She was kind of scared and crying, ‘Help, please!’ ” said Mahir Alshavash, the owner of the store. Alshavash said one of his employees grabbed water, a new shirt and a phone from her.
“I don’t want people to get hurt or kidnapped like that,” he added. “It’s bad, but what can you do, you know? That’s the world.”
A 911 call from someone else paints a grim picture of what Jordan may have been through.
“You’re never going to believe it, we just got a call from Lachelle Jordan,” the caller tells the dispatcher. “She said she was just running away from the people who kidnapped her. She said she ran away from the people who kidnapped her and they tried to burn her alive.’
The Jordan family released a statement late Friday night, announcing that a press conference would be held sometime on Saturday, May 13. The time and place have not yet been determined.
“If you have received this message, it is because Lachelle Jordan’s family has made sure that your help has been an integral part of the family’s efforts to bring Lachelle home safely.
“Out of gratitude and respect for you and your schedule, and because the entire family has yet to see Lachelle in person, we would like to inform you that a family press conference will be held tomorrow, Saturday May 13, 2023. We will let you know how only we will confirm the time.’
All this comes just days after the 30-year-old woman was reported missing over the weekend when she was last seen in the 11600 block of Fairport Avenue around 6pm on Saturday, May 6th.
Police say she went outside “to get something from her car that was parked outside.” Then she disappeared.
3News previously reported that Jordan was scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with a rape case earlier this week involving a former colleague.
Before she was found, Jordan’s father spoke to 3News about the situation as he pleaded for his daughter’s safe return.
“Lachelle’s disappearance is unusual and we’re going to find her. That’s what we’re going to do,” he said. “As a father, I want to say that if you have my daughter, give her back to me. That’s all I want.’
Crime Stoppers also announced a $5,000 reward on Wednesday for information in this case “if it is determined to be related to criminal activity.”