Breaking news: 14-year-old Jordan King found safe

This just e-mailed to WSB from the Southwest Precinct.

The missing 14 year old autistic female was located 5 minutes ago when the librarian from the White Center Library 11220 16th Avenue SW recognized the missing juvenile from the photo from the westseattleblog. The juvenile has been recovered safe and sound.

5:12 PM ADDITION: That update came in via e-mail (and Patrick posted it) while your editor here was elsewhere at the SWP going through reports – there’s more big news today that we will post about shortly – an officer had just mentioned to us moments earlier that they were checking out their “second possible Jordan King sighting today” at a library, after an earlier report closer to her Admiral home didn’t pan out. Hooray for the eagle-eyed reader who recognized her from the photo, and we’re happy for the family who did a thorough job getting the word out. We had just actually seen the original report while at the precinct – Jordan had been gone (original coverage here) since about 1:45 pm last Friday, three long days ago.

19 Replies to "Breaking news: 14-year-old Jordan King found safe"

  • forrest March 17, 2008 (5:07 pm)

    Great news! Good work getting the word out WSB.

  • Jiggers March 17, 2008 (5:12 pm)

    I’m watching the news and you reported it first before the news did…dayyyuuum

  • miws March 17, 2008 (5:13 pm)

    Glad to hear this!



  • misty March 17, 2008 (5:58 pm)

    Hooray! WSB you rock!

  • add March 17, 2008 (6:08 pm)

    Really, where would we be without you, WSB??

  • sassy March 17, 2008 (6:08 pm)

    That is great news

  • k March 17, 2008 (6:18 pm)

    fantastic news!

  • rockergirl March 17, 2008 (8:44 pm)

    Thank goodness! Glad she is back home.

  • J.See March 17, 2008 (9:20 pm)

    Oh my gosh, good reporting! That is so great to hear!

  • Cynthia March 17, 2008 (10:05 pm)

    Praise the Lord!!! I’m so happy to hear this news!

  • dq March 17, 2008 (10:13 pm)

    so, WSB, if you’re ever having a down day, just remember this story…

  • WSB March 17, 2008 (10:20 pm)

    actually it followed an extremely down couple of weeks, so we feel renewed. although listening to Pat Wright at Kenyon Hall Sunday night was pretty uplifting too!

  • Jana March 17, 2008 (11:36 pm)

    Celebrating with you WSB and the parents of Jordan King!! Thank you for your HUGE contribution to the community of West Seattle!!!

    Psalm 139:1-10;&version=47;

  • que March 18, 2008 (8:35 am)

    Yay!!! So Glad that Jordan is home!!! As the sister of someone with Asperger’s I breathe a big sigh of relief. Great job getting the word out!

    I noticed that the midday coverage on TV was pretty much cribbed from the WSB coverage… Hmmm…. Credited, but cribbed nonetheless… And in general, WS seems to be getting covered more in the local news since they have found this little corner of the internet. All very interesting.

  • WSB March 18, 2008 (9:18 am)

    Que, we knew that was bound to happen because TV in particular has so few reporters who have to put out so much more content (multiple newscasts, plus web stories) – compared to newspaper staffs which have MANY more reporters – that you are almost forced to rely on outside sources of ideas, whether it’s a newspaper, a website, a press release, except for the very few extremely resourceful reporters out there who know how to find their own stuff fast. I was really surprised that some people called me for either permission to reuse the photo or for the family’s phone number (before she was found) because the family was easily findable via public databases (I checked) with just the bare minimum name info in our original post. But in this particular case, with a child in danger, I wasn’t about to say “go find it yourself!” and checked with the family to be sure it was OK to give other media their #.

  • que March 18, 2008 (12:17 pm)

    That certainly makes sense. There are an awful lot of hours of TV news to fill in the day. Tough gig. However, WSB continues to do a terrific job with your hyperlocal coverage.

    Sorry to hear that it has been a down couple weeks for you. Lets hear it for spring coming, that always helps turn things around for me. The return of the sun can make such a huge difference.

  • C March 18, 2008 (6:44 pm)

    Hi this is Jordan’s sister, couple things that were twisted in media was we DID tell police on THURSDAY evening Jordan has mental illness, also people for some reason were miss lead we didn’t start looking until Sunday. This is not true, we looked for her after she ran that day. I do want to thank the WSB it was where all the reporters got the information and contacted us, I give Gary Horcher Chan 7 Kiro alot of credit as well. He was very concerned and called and was actually the one to call us and tell us she was found. NOT THE POLICE. As her status now she is not home, nor have we seen or talked to her. CPS has taken her into custody, with no information besides “conflicting” reports. So now, we are waiting and waiting. We do not know if she was harmed, where she slept or eat etc. So it’s frustrating, not having any information after searching and being concerned. Again thank you for comments/searching. It is and was appreciated.

  • que March 18, 2008 (8:52 pm)

    Oh my goodness C, what an unbelievable nightmare. I have her and your family in my thoughts and I hope that she is returned to your family quickly and that she is safe and sound.

  • jordy May 15, 2008 (10:18 am)

    hey, this is jordan i would like to thank all of you guys for being so caring…anyways…thats all

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