The Disappearance of Jordan Holling

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EARLY LIFE:

Jordan Holling was born on November 1, 1999 to parents Andrea Wiley and Morgan Holling. One of three children, he was a good brother to his two sisters.

Jordan was just two credits shy of graduating from Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. He had a lot of knowledge about computers and was looking forward to a career in computer technology.

At the time of his disappearance, he was working at the A&W restaurant near Discovery Harbour in downtown Campbell River.

LEAD UP TO DISAPPEARANCE:

On the evening of October 15, 2017, Jordan left A&W and went to his friend’s apartment on 16th Avenue. He’d planned to stay over and head straight to work from there the next day.

According to his friends, everything appeared normal with Jordan. They listened to music, played video games and watched videos.

DISAPPEARANCE:

At approximately 1:30am on October 16, 2017, Jordan left his friend’s apartment and began the short walk to his mother’s house on 17th Avenue. 30 minutes later, surveillance footage showed him walking north on a southbound stretch of Highway 19, near 14th Avenue in Campbelltown, a neighbourhood in Campbell River. He was without his skateboard, which he’d been carrying, and he never made it to Andrea’s home.

When Jordan failed to show up for work and didn’t meet up with his sister later that day, his parents knew something was wrong. When evening came around, his family went to the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment to report him missing. It was then a missing-person alert was issued.

SEARCH:

Police searched a nearby park with the assistance of search dogs, community members and volunteers with Campbell River Search and Rescue. They combed the area by foot, ATV and on horseback, and while Jordan’s skateboard was located, no other evidence was found.

Investigators looked through Jordan’s cellphone and bank records, but found nothing. Efforts to trace the cellphone was unsuccessful, and it has never been located. Andrea sent his laptop to Vancouver and his Facebook account was looked into, but neither efforts produced any leads.

The RCMP received several tips early in the case from those claiming to have seen Jordan. One witnesses said he was at nearby Nunns Creek Park, while another placed him along the Island Highway. These sightings have never been confirmed.

Jordan’s family printed flyers with his image and placed them on telephone poles and in mailboxes. They also had his case featured on a local billboard.

In March 2018, the Holling family launched the Random Act of Kindness project to help renew interest in the case. They asked the public to print off an information card about Jordan’s disappearance and hand it to someone while doing a random act of kindness in the missing teenager’s name.

A rumour spread around the first anniversary of Jordan’s disappearance, stating he’d been located. The family was quick to dispel this.

The Campbell River RCMP continue to receive and investigate all leads, and they have reviewed all previously-collected information. They have stated Jordan’s disappearance is out of character, especially since his family says be would never run away from home.

There are some who have questioned the police investigation into the case, but Jordan’s family continues to affirm their faith in the efforts of the RCMP.

AFTERMATH:

There have been several vigils held for Jordan over the years.

To help raise awareness about the case, his family started the MISSING: JORDAN ALEXANDER HOLLING Facebook page.

In January 2021, it was announced that Jordan’s missing cat, Jax, had been returned to his family. According to Cat Advocates Teaching & Saving, a grassroots organization that rescues abandoned, lost and relocated cats in the Comox Valley, he was located in a remote area of Northern Vancouver Island. It’s unknown how long Jax had been missing for.

Jordan’s case was featured on the True North, True Crime podcast.

CASE CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jordan Holling went missing from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada on October 16, 2017. He was 17 years old, and was last seen wearing a grey long-sleeved sweatshirt, black pants, and black and red shoes with white soles. At the time of his disappearance, he had a lean build, standing at 5’11” and weighing 145 pounds. He has short, shaggy dark brown hair; hazel eyes; and wears glasses with a black frame.

Currently, the case is classified as a missing persons investigation. If alive, he would be 21 years old.

Those with information regarding the case are asked to contact the Campbell River detachment of the RCMP at 250-286-6221. Those wishing to remain anonymous can submit tips via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Image Credit: British Columbia Missing Report

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