July 13, 2017 

**UPDATE #2**

Just a few days after a community fund raiser to help increase the reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Jordan Valero, more funds have been donated.

Since Sunday’s event, an additional $1,000 has been raised towards the reward – now making it a total of $13,000 – $12,000 from community members and $1,000 from Crime Stoppers. 

Anyone with information on the murder of Jordan Valero is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $13,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.

 

July 10, 2017                               **UPDATE #1**

Through the support of hundreds of family, friends and community members, the reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Jordan Valero has been increased to $12,000.

On Sunday afternoon and evening, crowds gathered at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs to celebrate the life of Jordan Valero, who was gunned down in his apartment one year ago today.  Funds were raised through the sale of food and raffles, with more than $6,000 donated over the course of the event.  Now, the reward has been increased to $12,000 – $11,000 of which is from donors and $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

“Despite the fact that one year has passed, Jordan’s family remains firm in their belief that an arrest will be made,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “Yesterday’s turn out is proof that there is widespread support for Jordan and his loved ones, and sincere dedication to finding justice for Jordan.  The answers are out there.  We just need the people who know exactly what happened to do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Jordan Valero is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $12,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app

July 6, 2017

Fund raiser planned to help raise reward in unsolved homicide

With the one year anniversary of the murder of a Bonita Springs teenager looming, family, friends and concerned community members will be gathering this weekend to help raise funds, and awareness, to help track down a killer.

On Sunday, July 9, the public is invited to a family oriented event at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, just a few blocks away from where Jordan Valero was murdered on July 10, 2016.  Jordan’s family has organized a series of events from 3 to 8 p.m. to raise money to help increase the reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who took the 19 year old’s life.  That reward currently stands at $5,500; $4,500 of which has been raised from the public and $1,000 coming from Crime Stoppers.  Vendors will be selling food and a variety of raffles will be taking place throughout the afternoon and evening, with every penny made going directly towards the reward fund.  There will also be face painting for the kids, clowns and entertainment for all ages.

“As the one year mark approaches since Jordan was killed, we want the community to remember that his killer is still at large,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “We are confident that there are people who know much more about what happened to Jordan than they’ve shared with law enforcement.  We are hopeful that Sunday’s event will reignite conversation about what transpired in the hours leading up to Jordan’s death, and the people who he may have been in contact with.”

Jordan was shot in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016 at his Goodwin Street home in Bonita Springs.  He was born and raised in Bonita and was well known and admired by his peers.  His family has struggled over the last year trying to figure out who took Jordan’s life and why someone would resort to this level of violence.

Note:  Members of Jordan’s family will be available and willing to speak with the media at the event on Sunday. Below is a copy of the flyer that is currently being distributed to encourage the public’s participation.