Skip to comments.Socialite Gigi Jordan slays son (8) in failed murder-suicide at Manhattan's Penisula Hotel
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.
Horrible story, horrible woman.
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.
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.
Just like a terrorist nowadays.
Who was the husband?
thats not a bad theory.
She was upset about her marriage but the article never mentions who the husband is?
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.
I thought it was legal in liberal-run states to kill your kid after birth?
“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.”
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.
“...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.
Common sense tells me, you are probably correct in your analysis.
I think your theory sounds spot-on.
Guilty. And not 49.
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.”
When ObamaCare started killing handicapped kids “early,” I was just waiting for Reuters to publish Obama’s statistics on “Children Saved or Created.”
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.
Looks mighty like the old Plaza Hotel.
I’m looking forward to going home and giving my kids a hug.
It wouldn’t be that jordon guy that gave clintons girlfriend monica a job would it? Vernon Jordan?
It never said who was the husband. So, I dunno.
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.
They need to help her finish the job.
Its sad about this child, poisoned by his own mother.
Agreed. That’s all I can say and not get banned.
I’m not sure that’s the same person?
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