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Socialite Gigi Jordan slays son (8) in failed murder-suicide at Manhattan's Penisula Hotel
NY Daily News ^ | 02/05/10 | Rocco Parrascandola and Larry Mcshane

Posted on 02/05/2010 11:56:00 AM PST by freespirited

A Manhattan socialite, distraught over her failing marriage, killed her 8-year-old son in a botched murder-suicide at a luxury Midtown hotel, police sources said Friday.

Gigi Jordan, 49, was "babbling incoherently" when police found her on the floor of Room 1154 inside the Peninsula hotel on Fifth Ave. shortly before noon, the sources said.

Her son - who was dead about a day - was face-up on the floor near his mom, with prescription pills scattered around the pricey room, the sources said.

The dead child was "foaming at the mouth" from an apparent overdose, a police source said.

There were also several notes left inside the room, although it was unclear if they were suicide notes, the sources said.

"She lawyers up right away," one police source said. "She won't answer any questions."

Jordan, who lives in the Trump International Hotel & Towers on Columbus Circle, was apparently upset over the end of her marriage when she checked into the five-star hotel with son Jude on Wednesday night, sources said.

She paid the bill in cash, ordered room service and never left the room after arriving, police said.

Jordan kept in e-mail contact with an aunt in Belgium, threatening to kill herself and the boy, sources said. The terrified aunt contacted the NYPD, which sent officers to the woman's West Side home.

Jordan was eventually traced to the Peninsula, where she was found with her dead son.

The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital at about 12:45 p.m., police said. She had ingested some of the pills, but survived the suicide attempt.

The luxury hotel at 55th St. caters to upscale tourists with its spacious $600-a-night rooms.

The 1905 Beaux Arts building features amenities from a glass-enclosed rooftop pool to its renowned three-level health club and spa.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childmurder; gigjordan; suicide
How a mother does this to her child I will never get.
1 posted on 02/05/2010 11:56:01 AM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Horrible story, horrible woman.


2 posted on 02/05/2010 11:57:47 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: freespirited

They should lock her in a room with a single shot Derringer, and let her finish what she started, saving the NY taxpayers a bucket of money in the process.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 11:58:34 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: freespirited

And all this writer can do is focus on the money. As if it was a worse thing she did because she was in an expensive hotel room.

Evil rich alert.


4 posted on 02/05/2010 11:58:48 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: freespirited
"She lawyers up right away," one police source said. "She won't answer any questions."

Just like a terrorist nowadays.

5 posted on 02/05/2010 12:01:10 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: freespirited

Who was the husband?


6 posted on 02/05/2010 12:02:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: freespirited

7 posted on 02/05/2010 12:02:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: freespirited
Ok. The boy has been dead for more than a day. She is babbling, and there are pills scattered around, she is not so bad off that she lawyers up immediately. If I were in to theories, I'd say she killed the boy, and faked her “suicide” attempt. It just took awhile before the police found her, I mean why didn't she try again, if she really wanted to kill herself that is.
8 posted on 02/05/2010 12:03:56 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: svcw

thats not a bad theory.

She was upset about her marriage but the article never mentions who the husband is?


9 posted on 02/05/2010 12:07:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: freespirited
The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital at about 12:45 p.m., police said. She had ingested some of the pills, but survived the suicide attempt.

Translation: she wanted to hurt her ex by murdering their son. The "some pills" she took were not nearly enough to kill her. This way she gets to enjoy her Ex's misery. What a bitch.

10 posted on 02/05/2010 12:07:41 PM PST by pabianice
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To: freespirited

I thought it was legal in liberal-run states to kill your kid after birth?


11 posted on 02/05/2010 12:08:05 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: GeronL

Tiger Woods?


12 posted on 02/05/2010 12:08:48 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: svcw

From enigmablack:

“For anyone that thinks mental illness has anything to do with this, guess again. She had sense enough to ask for a lawyer right away; there is nothing wrong with her. She also took just enough pills to make it look like she tried to kill herself. If she wanted to die all she had to do was fill the tub with water and drop the radio in it. She killed that kid to get back at her husband; plain and simple.”

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Until I know otherwise, I’m going with that explanation. She did a Medea to get back at hubby and took just enough pills to make it look like she was trying to kill herself as well. Then she called her aunt to tell her she was committing suicide to make sure someone would find her after an appropriate interval. Very neat.

The husband should just consider himself fortunate that he wasn’t Phil Hartman’ed.


13 posted on 02/05/2010 12:08:48 PM PST by sinanju
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To: pissant

lol


14 posted on 02/05/2010 12:11:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: freespirited

“...The luxury hotel at 55th St. caters to upscale tourists with its spacious $600-a-night rooms. The 1905 Beaux Arts building features amenities from a glass-enclosed rooftop pool to its renowned three-level health club and spa.”

Just in case you’re thinking of taking a vacation the writer helpfully threw this in at the end of the tragic report.


15 posted on 02/05/2010 12:13:48 PM PST by carmody
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To: freespirited

Blame Bush


16 posted on 02/05/2010 12:15:10 PM PST by veritas2002
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To: freespirited

Fu@*ing Bitch!


17 posted on 02/05/2010 12:15:59 PM PST by Mathews (Ambition, absent a moral compass, is naked destruction.)
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To: sinanju

Common sense tells me, you are probably correct in your analysis.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 12:28:51 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: svcw

I think your theory sounds spot-on.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 12:30:28 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: freespirited
Reminds me that only one parent will never abandon me. Isa 49:14-18
20 posted on 02/05/2010 12:35:26 PM PST by naturalized
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Guilty. And not 49.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 12:38:05 PM PST by naturalized
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To: freespirited

Why is everyone so upset?

This is the textbook procedure of ObamaCare: “Give them the painkiller.”

Until they’re foaming at the mouth and dead.

How many QALY’s (Quality Adjusted Life Years) did this child have? According to Obama’s equations, if this child had anything wrong with him, he was probably worthless to society and “too expensive” to keep alive.

The mother did to her son what Democrats want to do to YOU.

Remember that, the next time some dirty Commie tries lecturing you on “fairness.”


22 posted on 02/05/2010 12:57:01 PM PST by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Ocommie)
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To: freespirited

When ObamaCare started killing handicapped kids “early,” I was just waiting for Reuters to publish Obama’s statistics on “Children Saved or Created.”


23 posted on 02/05/2010 1:00:30 PM PST by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Ocommie)
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To: freespirited
Guilty:
24 posted on 02/05/2010 1:02:38 PM PST by MichiganConservative (I wouldn't hate the government if it didn't exist. (Evil + Stupid) === Government)
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To: naturalized

You’d be surprised how old 49 looks these days. Several women I dated looked just as old as Gigi Jordan and they were in their mid to late forties at the time I dated them. Too much sun and partying in their youth did them in.


25 posted on 02/05/2010 1:02:53 PM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: ReneeLynn

Looks mighty like the old Plaza Hotel.


26 posted on 02/05/2010 1:03:27 PM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: freespirited

I’m looking forward to going home and giving my kids a hug.


27 posted on 02/05/2010 1:19:02 PM PST by wbill
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


28 posted on 02/05/2010 2:50:29 PM PST by windcliff
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To: GeronL

It wouldn’t be that jordon guy that gave clintons girlfriend monica a job would it? Vernon Jordan?


29 posted on 02/05/2010 3:47:46 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Become a monthly donor or FR won't be here for you!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

It never said who was the husband. So, I dunno.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 3:50:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: freespirited

Dreadful. RIP.


31 posted on 02/05/2010 3:52:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GeronL

I believe Peter Andre: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/11/peter-andre-and-jordon-sp_n_201647.html

If so, this was a train wreck waiting to happen, and it would appear she killed her own child, but that the two younger ones she had with Andre are safe somewhere.


32 posted on 02/05/2010 3:54:24 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker

They need to help her finish the job.

Its sad about this child, poisoned by his own mother.


33 posted on 02/05/2010 3:55:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Agreed. That’s all I can say and not get banned.


34 posted on 02/06/2010 11:19:56 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I’m not sure that’s the same person?


35 posted on 02/06/2010 11:23:22 AM PST by pnz1
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