Candlelight vigil held for Jordan Wilson, missing for 5 weeks


CULLMAN – Jordan Wilson was last seen five weeks ago then the vehicle she had been traveling in was found abandoned with her purse, her cell phone and her cigarettes left in it. Her family isn’t surprised about her purse, but the fact that she would have left her phone and cigarettes is not normal for Jordan. That detail and several more have caused her family to endure many sleepless nights and tearful days as they try to piece together what went wrong and where their beloved Jordan could be.

A candlelight vigil was held on Saturday evening at Depot Park where Jordan’s sister, aunt and sponsor spoke to the gathered crowd begging for information on Jordan’s whereabouts and asking for continued prayers.

“We’re not stopping our search. We’re not going anywhere. She just needs to come home. She just needs to come home and take care of her kids. She can come home to Mama’s house, to my house, to Dawn’s house or Carol’s house. She can live wherever she wants. We just want her to come home,” said Jordan’s sister Nicole Wright in a conversation following the vigil.

During the vigil, Wright expressed her sorrow over not being able to protect her little sister during this horrific situation. Through her tears, she pleaded for anyone to come forward with any information on Jordan’s location or what happened.

Visibly upset during the vigil was Susan Bagwell, Jordan’s sponsor at Good Hope Redemption Assembly of God who opened the event with prayer and has stayed connected to the family throughout the weeks since Jordan was last seen.

Bagwell said, “Jordan is a good girl and she’s a fighter. If there’s a way for her to come home, she will.”

“We think she was at the wrong place at the wrong time but we don’t know. That’s the thing. We just don’t know what happened,” shared Dawn Shoults, Jordan’s aunt. “She had been clean for a year and she was proud of where she was going. She had fallen but she could pick herself up. She’s human. You may fall again. Each time you pick yourself up, it’s going to get better and better. But, we don’t know what happened. Who’s to say that she put the car there? Who’s to say that she drove the car there? We don’t know. Somebody knows where she is and we’ve just got to keep working and find that somebody. It’s going to happen. We just have to be patient and that’s hard to do in this situation and we’re not very good at it.”

Wright continued, “One way or another, we just need some answers. Answers are a huge thing for us right now. Whether it’s good answers or bad answers, we can deal with anything as long as we know the truth about what happened.”

If you have any information on Jordan Lee Wilson’s disappearance, please call the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office at 256-734-0343 or a 24-hour tip line at 910-232-1687.

Text information to 256-506-0945 or 256-506-3888 or provide information online at

A $10,000 reward is available for information leading to Jordan’s location.