Teen Accused In Jogger's Killing Had Apparent Fascination With Guns, Violence


A 16 year old accused of stabbing a woman to death on a wooded trail has fascination with guns and violence, according to documents obtained by 10TV.

Jordan Stewart is accused of killing 55-year-old Jane Juergens while she was jogging on a trail in Ridgewood Park in Blendon Township.

Authorities say he stabbed her multiple times and left her body on a main trail Sunday evening.

Blendon Township police say they hope an autopsy will shed some light on a motive.

Court documents obtained by 10TV revealed the boy detained on a delinquent charge of murder had violent fantasies in the past and has even tried to hurt himself.

A search warrant revealed a worker at the group home where Stewart lived told police he took two boys to Ridgewood Park on Sunday.

The staffer told police that Stewart took off. Just moments later, the employee said says he saw Juergens park her car and go into the woods.  

The employee says 20 minutes later, Stewart ran out of the woods and his face was scratched and bruised. He claimed he tripped and fell.  

The staff member called police.

"To me it looks like there was a struggle or something.  I don't know, I could be wrong, but it looks like there is something wrong," the staffer said during a call to 911.

He said he questioned Stewart about what was wrong and he replied, "Don't worry about it."

As investigators try to understand a motive for the attack, 10TV has obtained court records that show back in 2012, a case review suggested the teen had "a fascination with guns and violence."  

He was known to "draw violent scenes" such as robberies and admitted to having "ongoing violent thoughts" against others.