Missing Female EMT Found Alive

The Ohio emergency medical technician who vanished over the weekend and was believed to be in danger has been found alive, Cleveland police said Friday morning.

Lachelle Jordan, 30, was last seen at 6 p.m. Saturday when she went to get something from her car parked on Fairport Avenue in Cleveland and wasn’t seen afterward, police previously said. In a notice asking for information, police said Jordan was endangered.

Jordan was located about 3 miles away from where she disappeared, police said in an update.

A clerk at a pantry store on Euclid Avenue told NBC affiliate WKYC of Cleveland that Jordan had entered the store Thursday evening and asked to use the phone. 

Her condition was not clear, but she was “conveyed to the Cleveland Clinic for medical treatment,” authorities said.

Jordan is a Cleveland EMT and a mother of two, WKYC has reported.

A $5,000 reward for information had been announced Wednesday by Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County.

Jordan was supposed to make a court appearance Monday in connection with a rape case involving a former co-worker, 65-year-old Michael Stennett, WKYC reported. He was indicted last May on two charges of rape and one count of abduction, court records show.

In the Monday hearing, the state and the defense asked for the pretrial hearing to be continued because Jordan had “dropped out of sight, and the state is attempting to find her,” the court docket said.  

The pretrial hearing was continued to May 30. 

Stennett was out on bond at the time of Jordan’s disappearance but was arrested early Monday and booked into the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, online booking records show. While authorities have not confirmed what led to the arrest, sources told WKYC that he allegedly violated a protective order filed by Jordan.

NBC News has reached out to Stennett’s attorney for comment.

Police have not said whether Stennett was involved in Jordan’s disappearance.

Jordan’s father, Joe Jordan, told the station that it was out of character for his daughter to vanish. 

“For Lachelle to go missing, that is unusual, and we’re going to find her. That’s what we’re going to do,” he said. “As a father, I want to say, if you have my daughter, give her back to me. That’s all I want.” 

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. The hotline, run by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), can put you in contact with your local rape crisis center. You can also access RAINN’s online chat service at https://www.rainn.org/get-help. Confidential chats are available in English and in Spanish.

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