13 years ago a young mans future was stolen from him and an unborn baby is left without a father.  In July 2018 four friends head to house on West Harris in San Angelo to hang out.  Not long after they arrive they hear one of their friends, the person who own the home, call for help from inside the house, a struggle with “armed intruders”, according to records, is in full swing.  Two of them rush inside to help and are shot at.  One friend is shot in the leg but Jordan was not so lucky.  He is rushed to the hospital but the wound proves fatal and on July 20th 2008 around one o’clock in the morning Jordan Holden’s life is cut short, he was only 22 years old.  His common law wife was four months pregnant at the time.  For 13 years the investigators assigned to Jordan’s case work tirelessly to bring Jordan and his family and friends justice.  Countless please are made by family, friends, and law enforcement through out the years, begging for anyone with information regarding what happened to Jordan and who may be responsible for his death are made.  At long last the announcement was made earlier today that the San Angelo police department cold case unit along with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers made an arrest in the case.  32 year old Patrick Stewart Jr. is arrested in Katy, Tx in connection to the more than a decade old case.  In the end it was “familial DNA” evidence that identified Stewart.  It is an absolute triumph for the investigators involved and for the loved ones of Jordan Holden but no amount of justice will ever bring their loved one back and there is still little boy who will never get to know the love of his father.  I hope they hold on to this one and prosecute him to the full extent of the law.

There are still six or seven unsolved cases in San Angelo, TX and that many more sets of family and friends who are still waiting for justice.  If you or anyone you know has any information regarding any of the cases https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/crime/2019/03/06/here-cold-cases-still-being-investigated-san-angelo-texas-police-concho-valley-2019-how-help/3068767002/    that are left unsolved please contact SAPD Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman at 325-657-4532, 325-277-4503 or email coldcase@sanangelopolice.org  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD 24-hour tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips – Texas TIP SAPD plus your tip to 888777.  You can submit tips online at local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/  To report your tip through Crime Stoppers, call 325-658-HELP.

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