Missing Boys Found; Father Suspected in Fatal Stabbing of Their Mother (VIDEO)

A five-state Amber Alert was called off yesterday after two young missing boys, who had been taken by their own father, were found alive. The children's mother was discovered stabbed to death in their New Jersey home, and their father, John Jordan, is in custody this morning. 

Anthony and Nicholas Jordan, who are 7 and 8 years old, were reported missing after their father signed them out of school Friday morning without mom's consent. He allegedly lied to school officials and claimed his sons had dentist appointments. While a day-long hunt for the boys took place, police made a gruesome discovery at the family's home: the children's mom, Tracey Jordan, had been stabbed to death.

John and Tracey were reportedly in the process of getting a divorce, and Tracey had a new boyfriend -- who claims John had been "violent" with his new girlfriend in the past. The couple's friends and neighbors feared the worst, with many of them saying they believe John had murdered his wife prior to picking up his sons and fleeing the state.

John has connections in South Carolina, which is where police eventually found his sons, who were unharmed.

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While we aren't yet sure whether John is guilty in this crime, the details are certainly suspicious. Why would he run away with his sons? And what was up with the lie he told school officials?

And now the real nightmare begins for these two young boys. They have to return home and be told their mother is no longer alive. They will have to come to terms with -- whether today or in a few years -- the fact that their father is a suspect in her murder. The only thing we can hope at this point is that these innocent children have loving family members who will take care of them during this confusing time.

No young child deserves to have his mother taken away from him and the person responsible for this crime should feel remorse for denying them the most important relationship of their lives.

Why do you think this dad lied to school officials and signed them out of school early?


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nonmember avatar Brianne

Is that seriously a real question? On another note I hope those boys have a close knit family who will give them all the support, love, and guidance they need to get through this. My thoughts are with them.


Some of the questions posed on this site really make me think that you've been around kids too long.

hopea... hopealways4019

He lied...because maybe he killed their mother?

nonmember avatar sham

What kind of question is that? Wouldn't that be easy to answer by finding out if they went to the dentist or not.. just saying

Nina Snipes

The most important relationship you can have in your life is the one you have with God. If she had this relationship and the children were being brought up in his word to have a relationship with him they would rejoice about the fact that her time on this world is done and she is now learning more and more about him, unhindered by the sin that this body and this world bring.

Karen Nazareth Da Silva

@Nina Snipes.

Don't get me wrong, I believe in God, too. But to say the kids would REJOICE? They are so young and needed their mother guiding them throughout the early years of their lives...aren't that what mothers are for? Why would they rejoice???  Being close to God might have given them some comfort...but the fact that they will have this hole in their lives now is nothing to rejoice about...

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