Jordi held in Minnesota awaiting extradition on murder charges
By Bobby Lee McCulley | April 12, 2018 6:23 am
Following an extradition hearing held in Minnesota early this week, a college student who has been charged with the murder of his father that occurred in Sparta will be held, in Minnesota, for another 60 days.
In March 2018, after an intensive investigation from multiple law enforcement agencies following the discovery of a deceased victim in the Mt. Vernon Subdivision, of White County, Joshua Nathaniel Jordi, 21, a Minnesota college student, was arrested and charged with murder in the death of his father, Timothy Leroy Jordi, 50.
Timothy Leroy Jordi was found dead in his Sparta home after his employer requested a welfare check by White County sheriff deputies after he did not show up for work, on March 8, 2018.
White County sheriff detectives and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents responded to the scene, along with Bryant Dunaway, 13th Judicial District attorney general.
Investigators requested an autopsy, and the results determined Timothy Leroy Jordi was the victim of a homicide.
On March 12, 2018, investigators served Joshua Jordi with an arrest warrant, charging him with one count of first-degree murder. He was arrested and booked into the Blue Earth County Jail, in Mankato, Minnesota, and placed on a $1.5 million bond.
According to an affidavit filed with the Blue Earth County District Court, in Mankato, Minnesota, Timothy Leroy Jordi was discovered laying on the floor in the bedroom of his Washington Street home (in Sparta) with multiple stab wounds.
According to an extradition request filed with the Blue Earth County District Criminal Court, during a search of Joshua Jordi’s campus dorm room, a notebook was found with a checklist that included items such as a change of clothes, plastic bags, and latex gloves. This notebook also allegedly contains a diagram of his father’s home, in Sparta, according to court documents.
Additionally, search warrant inventory documents stated that a knife and size 11 shoes that matched footprints discovered at the scene of the crime were located on Joshua Jordi’s side of the dorm room under a bed.
According to Minnesota court documents, a relative of the victim named Joshua Jordi as a suspect because of an alleged estranged relationship he had with his father. It has also been reported that Joshua Jordi was named a beneficiary of his father’s $500,000 life insurance policy.
On April 10, 2018, Joshua Jordi appeared in Blue Earth County Criminal Court, Minnesota, for an extradition hearing to return him to Tennessee to stand trial for the alleged murder of his father. According to information released by the Blue Earth County District Criminal Court, Joshua Jordi did not waive his extradition.
Joshua Jordi will continue to be held at the Blue Earth County Jail until extradition documents are finalized and a governor’s rendition warrant is approved. This process can take up to approximately 60 days.