Cleveland EMT remains missing; reward now available for tips

Published: May. 10, 2023 at 5:28 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police continue to search for a missing woman they believe to be endangered who was last seen May 6 and reported missing the next day.

Police said 30-year-old Lachelle Jordan was last seen in the 11600 block of Fairport Avenue in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.

On Wednesday, her loved ones gathered alongside her Cleveland EMT family to pass out missing flyers, asking neighbors and motorists passing by if they have any information that could provide answers about Jordan’s disappearance.

Her father, Joseph Jordan, told 19 News his daughter was a mother of two, who also loved to take care of her nephews and nieces, and she would never just take off.

“As a father, I want to say if you have my daughter, give her back to me,” he said. “That’s all I want. I want my daughter back, I want her well.”

Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County is now offering a $5,000 reward in the case, according to Director Patricia Meehan, “We were brought into this because, they don’t know if there’s foul play, they have very few leads right now.

However, the victim’s father tells 19 News that detectives are not releasing some information that is critical to the case.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Cleveland Police Department at 216-621-1234 or 911.

You can also call CrimeStoppers at 216-252-7463, or send a tip online, and you can remain anonymous.

Lachelle is expected to testify in a rape case involving 65-year-old Michael Stennett, who was arrested Monday for violating a protection order while committing a felony and menacing by stalking.

Cleveland police said Tuesday that there is no information connecting him to this missing person case at this time.

Michael Stennett
Michael Stennett(Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office)

Police say Lachelle was last seen wearing a blue and white East Cleveland Fire Department sweatshirt with ECFD on the back and the department’s logo on the front, along with green and white tie-dye pants and rainbow-colored Crocs.

Lachelle is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

“She had been last seen on the night of May 6th,” said Mark Barrett, President of the Cleveland EMS Union. “She went to her vehicle to get something out of her vehicle and never came back inside, left all her clothes, left all of her belongings. She has a twin sister that she didn’t notify. This certainly wasn’t planned. Something happened, she’s missing.”

CBS News learned from police that Rachelle Jordan said at 6 p.m. Saturday Lachelle told her she was going outside to her car.

Police said Rachelle later went upstairs to put Lachelle Jordan’s 8-year-old and 4-year-old children to bed when she realized Lachelle was not in the home, where Rachelle Jordan had been staying of late.

Rachelle told 19 News that a window in the home her and her sister are living in was shot through around 6 a.m. Saturday.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley released the following statement regarding Lachelle’s disappearance:

“Our focus right now is on finding the victim and returning her safely home. This case was scheduled for a final pretrial today, no trial date has been set. All further questions will have to be directed to the Cleveland Division of Police.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police at 216-621-1234 or 9-1-1.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.