Family Wants Answers Six Years Since Unsolved Murder in Huntersville
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Wednesday marks six years since a man’s death rattled neighbors in Huntersville.
At the time, the town hadn’t seen a homicide in two years.
Peter Jordan’s murder is still unsolved and his family is still searching for answers.
“It’s heartbreaking. Just thinking about him. He would have been 25 this year,” says Jordan’s mother Carolyn Averill.
It’s a difficult time of year for Averill, as she looks back at photos of her son.
“Thinking of, you know, how he would have been. Did he have a career? Would he have had a family?” she asks.
Peter’s murder left the Huntersville community anxious and on edge.
The 19-year-old was gunned down February 19, 2014, at the Landings at Northcross Apartments.
The teen was visiting the complex off Sam Furr Road, near Birkdale Village.
Witnesses describe a black Chevy Impala, with three or four men inside, speeding away from the scene.
Detectives do not think the shooting was random and believe someone out there holds the key to solving the case.
“That’s what makes it even more frustrating, is that we know people know, but they’re not coming forward,” says Peter’s stepfather, Craig Averill.
At the family’s home in Cornelius, Peter’s mom keeps his room much the same way it was before he died.
Friends have left notes on his desk.
“We found out more about Peter from his friends too, afterward, and learned that he really did have a big heart, he was loved by a lot of people,” Craig says.
Family members are not giving up hope the case can be solved.
“We’re staying on this for as long as it takes and I think we have faith it will resolve, someday it will happen,” Craig says.
Huntersville Police tell WCCB Charlotte they don’t have any updates on the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.
You don’t have to leave your name or your address, and you could get at $10,000 reward if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.