About 90 minutes after the death of a hospital worker, the neighbor of her ex-boyfriend, respected surgeon — a suspect in Jacqueline Wisniewski’s killing — heard a single gunshot in a wooded area near Jorden’s home.
Today, police say they discovered the body in the same area Tom Wrzosek identified, and it is that of Jorden, the special forces soldier-turned-trauma surgeon who was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after Wisniewski’s death by gunshot.
Police had been searching for 49-year-old Jorden since Wednesday morning, when Wisniewski was found shot to death in a stairwell at the Erie County Medical Center.
Jorden’s body was found dressed in hospital scrubs with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
“It’s terrible,” said Tom Wrzosek, a neighbor. “It’s a tragic situation. Nobody wins in a situation like this.”
Wrzosek had told police he heard a single gunshot from the steep, thick terrain behind Jorden’s house on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes after Wisniewski was gunned down at the hospital where she and Jorden worked.
In a bizarre twist, police who went to Jorden’s house Thursday encountered an armed, off-duty police officer — and high-school friend of Jorden’s — coming out of the doctor’s home with $5,000 and a Rolex watch, WGRZ-TV reports.
Some of Wisniewski’s friends told local media outlets that Jorden stalked her after she ended the relationship. One of her friends told WIVB-TV that Wisniewski told her the doctor had put a GPS tracking device in her car and once held her captive in her home for a day and a half, wielding a knife.
Jorden’s colleagues told local media outlets that he had been acting strangely in recent months and lost as much as 75 pounds from his 6-foot-2, 250-pound frame.
He was honored by various local organizations over the years for his teaching skills and involvement in the Buffalo community.